The nomination filing period for four Bakersfield City Council seats begins in 10 days.
Wards 1, 3, 4 and 7 are up for election in November.
The filing period for those seats begins July 16 and ends Aug. 10. However, if an eligible incumbent does not file papers for re-election, the nomination period for their ward would be extended to Aug. 15.
Candidates must be a registered voter and a resident in the ward at the time of nomination.
If elected, they must also continue to be a resident in their ward for their entire four-year term.
People interested in running should contact Assistant City Clerk Julie Drimakis at 326-3073.