Far South Columbus Area Commissioners

CURRENT VACANT SEATS

Below is a list of current commission vacancies.

Clergy AppointedTerm ends: 12-31-2023Appointed seat.
Business AppointedTerm ends: 12-31-2024Appointed seat.
Elected/At-LargeTerm ends: 12-31-2024Vacant until 2021 election.
Elected/At-LargeTerm ends: 12-31-2024Vacant until 2021 election.
Elected/At-LargeTerm ends: 12-31-2022Vacant until 2021 election.

HOW TO BECOME A COMMISSIONER

The Far South Columbus Area Commission holds elections each year for Commissioners on the second Saturday in September. Follow these steps to be considered for the September 11, 2021 election:

  1. Read the “Responsibilities of a Commissioner found on page 20 of the Commission By-Laws.
  2. Download and complete a Declaration of Candidacy form.
  3. Collect at least 25 signatures from residents and/or property owners in the Far South Columbus Commission area on the nominating petition
  4. Have the Declaration of Candidacy and petition notarized
  5. Submit the notarized Declaration of Candidacy and nominating petition, along with a bio (and photo) to the Commission no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, August 6, 2021 to Commissioner Rev. Bonnie A Draudt, 3796 Whetstone Drive, Groveport, OH  43125.
  6. You will be notified by the Election Committee of confirmation on your candidacy for the 2021 ballot.

Voting will occur on Saturday, September 11 by private ballot from 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon. The predetermined location for voting will be posted here and online on the City of Columbus City Bulletin.

All ballots will be counted and certified, and the recorded results announced publicly.

HOW TO FILL A VACANT COMMISSION SEAT

A vacant seat that is open after September voting will follow these rules:

  1. The vacant seat will be by appointment with recommendation of the Commissioners.
  2. Appointments shall be made for no less than one (1) year and no more than three (3) years.
  3. Each year will begin January 1st and end December 31st
  4. If a seat has only 12 months left to serve, the appointment must be made by the first Thursday of December, otherwise the seat will remain unfilled until the next election.
  5. A candidate must submit a Bio with photo to the Recording Secretary three (3) days prior to the meeting to distribute to all Commissioners.
  6. Questions may be asked of the candidate by the Commissioners in a regular scheduled Commission Meeting.
  7. A motion to accept the candidate may be made, second and roll call vote.

QUALIFICATIONS

In order to be considered for any vacant at-large seat on the Commission, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Reside in the commission area

Business and Clergy appointed seats must work in the commission area.

Questions?

Contact us with any questions regarding the election process.