Positions Up for Election

West Fargo Board of City Commissioners

  • Signatures needed: 300
  • Positions up for election:
    • City Commission President currently held by Bernie Dardis
      • Four-year term held at large
    • City Commissioner currently held by Brad Olson
      • Four-year term held at large
    • City Commissioner currently held by Eric Gjerdevig
      • Four-year term held at large

West Fargo Public Schools School Board

West Fargo Park Board

  • Signatures needed: 300
  • Positions up for election: 
    • Park Board member currently held by Jeff McCracken
      • Four-year term held at large
    • Park Board member currently held by Chris Heise
      • Four-year term held at large
    • Park Board member currently held by Jake Lauritsen
      • Four-year term held at large

West Fargo Municipal Court

  • Signatures needed: 291
  • Positions up for election:
    • Municipal Judge currently held by Michelle Donarski
      • Four-year term held at large

City Elections

Cities hold elections on the second Tuesday in June in each even numbered year. Thirty days prior to the candidate filing deadline, a city must post a public notice of the approaching filing deadline. Public notice of the election is made by publication 10 days before the election in the city’s official newspaper. To hold the election (unless it is a special city election), the governing body of the city must enter into an agreement with the governing board of the county or counties in which the city lies. NDCC § 40-21-02 

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; however, no more than 300 signatures are required. 

The Petition/Certificate of Nomination, as well as the Statement of Interests form, must be filed before 4 p.m. on the 64th day before the election. A Petition/Certificate of Nomination may not be circulated or signed prior to January 1, 2020. NDCC § 40-21-07 

  • Earliest day to begin circulating petitions: Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022
  • Earliest day to file petitions: Monday, Jan. 3, 2022*
  • Last day to file petitions: 4 p.m., Monday, April 11, 2022

*The first day to file petitions falls on a Saturday making the next business day the first permissible filing day.

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