It’s that time of year again to think about village elections and who you want to represent you. In years past, vacant Village office seats were often decided beforehand as local candidates had the luxury of running unopposed. When this happened, many area residents were left at a huge disadvantage, with their interests and needs largely unmet. Then last year, the tides started to turn as area residents elected two new faces to the Village Board… Brian J Sorochty and Stanley ” Skip” C Carpenter. With local positions running in two year cycles, the remaining Village seats are now subject to our vote this June…. that of Mayor John Kenney, as well as those currently held by Trustees Donald Penna and David Dill.
If you’re interested in holding any of these positions, independent Nominating Petitions may be obtained at the Village of Holley Clerk’s Office, located at 72 Public Square. To qualify, you must be at least 18 years old; a resident of the Village of Holley for 30 days or more preceding the election; and a citizen of the United States. In addition, a minimum of 50 registered voters from the village must sign the Nominating Petition.
The following are key dates and deadlines in accordance with established Election Law.
February 17, 2014 – First day Village Clerk may accept absentee ballot applications
April 1, 2014 – First day individuals may sign independent nominating petitions
May 6, 2014 – First day to file an independent nominating petition
May 13, 2014 – Last day to file independent nominating petitions for an office to be filled at the general election
May 14, 2014 – Last day to file written objections to independent petitions.
May 16, 2014 – Last day to file certificate of acceptance or declination of an independent nomination for an office to be filled at the village election.
June 6, 2014 – Last day individuals may register with the county board of elections to be eligible to vote.
June 10, 2014 – Last day for Village clerk to receive applications for absentee ballots to be mailed to qualified voters.
June 17, 2014 – ELECTION DAY – VILLAGE OFFICE – 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
This is your chance to share new ideas or innovative approaches in handling problems facing our community. This is your chance to see the actions outlined in the Comprehensive Master Plan come to fruition. Finally… this is your chance to elect three fresh faces to the Village Board who are accountable to you and the needs of your family. Together we can be the change you want to see, revitalizing Holley with your ideas, your voting power, and most of all…your involvement in local government.