SOUTH OGDEN -- With three city council at-large seats open and only three people who have applied to fill those seats, South Ogden's city election isn't shaping up to be much of an election.
"That's not an election," Mayor James Minster said Wednesday. "We want to get more of our city involved in our government."
The deadline to apply as a candidate is 5 p.m. Friday, Minster said. Anyone interested can go to the South Ogden City Offices, 3940 Adams Ave., to fill out an application and pay the $25 filing fee. The city office is open until 5 p.m. each day.
All city council positions are nonpartisan, at-large seats and are elected to a four-year term. Any resident of South Ogden who is a U.S. citizen, a registered voter in the city, and has lived in the city for 12 consecutive months preceding the election is eligible for election. Candidates also cannot be a convicted felon.
"Certainly, we have a great number of qualified people in our city who are more than capable," Minster said.