The citizens who run for office are our CDS friends and neighbors. Maybe you will decide to be one of them.
A government term of office for the 5 members of the Representative Assembly (RA) and for the Chancellor is 6 months, so 2 terms a year. December 1 through May 31, and June 1 through November 30 each year.
This election starting now is the 34th term for which the CDS community will be electing representatives. Here are the relevant dates. Watch notices for more information about our election process.
October 9: qualification deadline to run for office
--To be a candidate for CDS office, you must be a citizen in good standing, that is you must own at least one CDS parcel in your own name and you must be current in payment of your tier.. https://cdsdemocracy.org/faqs/cdsl-16-0 ... hment-act/
October 16: qualification deadline for right to vote
October 21: announcement of the Call for Candidates
November 3:deadline for Candidate declarations to run for office
November 4: SC Dean posts list of Candidates
November 7: Candidates start campaigning
November 8: moderated Candidate debates
November 14: polls open
November 20: polls close