Interested in running for City Council? City residents who wish to have their name on the ballot to fill an expiring term of a City Alderperson Districts may download or pick up a copy of the nomination packet. This packet contains the appropriate forms and helpful information to help you declare your candidacy. The Columbus City Council will have 4 terms expiring in April 2023. The offices expiring will be Mayor, Aldermanic Districts 1, 2, 3. The first day to circulate nomination papers is December 1, 2022, with completed forms due back in the Clerk's office no later than 5:00 pm Tuesday, January 3, 2023.