Frankford seeks council candidates for February election

Date Published: 
Dec. 15, 2017

The Town of Frankford is currently seeking residents to do their civic duty and serve on the town council. The Town will hold its annual election on Saturday, Feb. 3, from 1 to 4 p.m. at town hall.

There are three council seats up for election, which are currently held by Skip Ash, Pam Davis and Marty Presley. At the council’s December meeting, Presley announced that he would not seek re-election, as his family was considering moving out of the town. The term of service for each of the seats is two years.

Those who wish to run in the election must be at least 18, must have lived within the town for at least one year immediately preceding the date of the election, must be a qualified voter in the Town of Frankford and not have been convicted of a felony.

Council meetings are held on the first Monday of each month, with “special meetings” dispersed throughout the year as well.

Those who wish to vote in the upcoming election may register at town hall. While a Frankford citizen may already be registered to vote in State elections, they are not automatically registered to vote in the municipal election and must do so if they have not previously.

Those who wish to register to vote in Frankford must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18, reside within the limits of the town for at least 30 days prior to the Feb. 3 election and fill out a voter registration card at town hall no later than Jan. 10.

Anyone who is unsure if they are registered to vote in the election can check by contacting town hall.

The deadline to register as a candidate in the election and/or register as a voter is Jan. 10.

Frankford Town Hall is located at 9 Main Street in downtown Frankford. For more information about the election or how to register, call (302) 732-9424.