2020 Election Information for Candidates

The City of Valley City regular election will be held on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at the Barnes County Courthouse, 230 4th Street NW, Valley City, ND.

For general information about the election, see this webpage.

Nominating Guidelines for Candidates

Candidates for city offices are required to collect signatures of 10 percent of the electors who voted for that office in the last city election (not more than 300 signatures may be required).  The petition must be filed before 4:00 p.m. on the 64th day before the election. A candidate for a city office must turn in

to the City Auditor, City Hall (254 2nd Avenue NE), by the below date and time. All forms are available from either the City Auditor or online at https://www.nd.gov/eforms/ (see Secretary of State (SOS) Public Forms).

City Commission (2 open positions)

Park Board – 4 year term – (2 open positions)
Park Board – Unexpired 4 year term ending June 30, 2022 (1 open position)

Municipal Judge (1 open position)

Office Votes Cast in Last Election Signatures Required
Commissioner, 4 year term1333 votes133 signatures
Park Board1280 votes128 signatures
Municipal Judge, 4 year term 1328 votes133 signatures

A candidate for any public office within the City of Valley City may be nominated by filing a petition with the City Auditor. Petitions are available with the City Auditor. Earliest day to begin circulating petitions is Wednesday, January 1, 2020. Last day to circulate and file petitions with City Auditor is Monday, April 6, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

Please note: Monday, April 6 at 5:00 PM all candidates are invited to City Hall, Commission Chambers whereas, the City Auditor will be drawing each candidate(s) name(s) for position of ballot.

Pre-Primary Election Campaign Contribution Report for Candidates

According to state law, you are required to file a SFN 53970 Pre-Primary Election Campaign Contribution Report with the City Auditor’s office.  This report must be filed whether or not you received any contributions during the reporting period. More information is available in the memo dated January 1, 2020.