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Nominations open for 2016 Saskatoon civic election

The race is on for city hall as nominations open for the 2016 Saskatoon civic election.
The race is on for city hall as nominations open for the 2016 Saskatoon civic election. File / Global News

The race for city hall is on. As of 8 a.m. CT Tuesday, candidates can officially submit their nomination for the upcoming 2016 Saskatoon civic election.

Although a number of people have already announced they will be running, they now have to submit the paperwork in order to have their name on the ballot.

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Those running for mayor require 25 signatures from anyone in the municipality while those running for councillor require 25 signatures from people living in the ward where they are running.

Public school trustee candidates require 10 signatures from ward residents while separate school trustee candidates require 10 signatures from electors in the school division.

Each candidate also needs to make a $100 deposit.

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Nominations close at 4 p.m. on Sept. 21.

Voters head to the polls on Oct. 26.