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If you’re catching election fever, there’s still time to get on the ballot and run for office this year if you live in McMinnville or Morrison.

Up for election in November are three alderman seats in McMinnville. In Morrison, the mayor’s office and three alderman seats are up for grabs.

Qualifying petitions can be submitted until Aug. 16 at the Election Commission on Locust Street.

The McMinnville alderman seats of Ryle Chastain, Steve Harvey and Everett Brock are up for election. Chastain is the only incumbent to pick up qualifying papers thus far.
Also picking up qualifying papers is former McMinnville city administrator David Rutherford, who has continued his residency here since retiring in 2013. No one else has picked up qualifying papers, according to the Election Commission.

In Morrison, Mayor Sue Anderson has picked up papers for re-election to give her two races in 2018. Anderson is also running for School Board.

There are two Morrison alderman seats for full four-year terms. Incumbent Joe Hefner Jr. is the only one to pick up qualifying papers thus far.

There is also a Morrison alderman seat for a two-year term. That’s because former alderman Chris Farley resigned Feb. 17 and Kara Youngblood was appointed in March to fill his seat. This election will fill the seat until 2020.

So far LaJuana Baker is the only one to pick up papers for the two-year seat.

Election officials say there is still plenty of time to pick up qualifying papers, get 25 signatures of registered voters, and return the petitions by Thursday, Aug. 16 at noon.