|Piqua is served by
five commissioners representing the five wards.
must live within the ward that he/she represents. Any
person eligible to the commission may be
placed in nomination by a petition filed in his behalf with the
election authorities and signed by not less than fifty (50) nor
more than one hundred (100) electors of his ward, as a candidate
for ward commissioner.
Election of commissioners
is city wide with the entire city electing all commissioners and
is nonpartisan. Elected Commissioners serve a term of four
years. City Commissioner elections are held in
November in odd numbered years. The election of
commissioners is staggered so that all seats are not contested
at the same time. Ward 3 and Ward 4 will be
contested in 2013, 2017, etc. Ward 1, Ward 2 and Ward 5 will be
contested in 2011, 2015, etc.
The Mayor of Piqua is also known as the
President of the Commission. He/She must be one of the
five commissioners. The Mayor must declare him/herself as
a mayoral candidate and is elected by the city at large.
The mayor serves a two year term. Election of the Mayor is
held in November in odd numbered years.
For more detailed information about the
election of Commissioners and the Mayor, please see the City of