Candidate Information

Election Candidate packets will be available January 23, 2024.


Qualifications to file for the office of City Council member:

  • Registered voter of the City of Brookings
  • Resided within Brookings city limits for at least three months immediately prior to the election
  • File petitions signed by 50 registered voters
  • Municipal offices are non-partisan

Election day: April 9, 2024

Earliest day to circulate/file petitions: January 26, 2024

Petition filing deadline: February 23, 2024 by 5:00 p.m.

Take office: first regular City Council Meeting in May


Positions available:

Mayor, 3 year term (currently held by Ope Niemeyer)
City Council Member, 3-year term (currently held by Nick Wendell)
City Council Member, 3-year term (currently held by Wayne Avery)

City Election Sign Ordinance Regulations (PDF)

How to Circulate a Municipal Petition