Nomination papers for city council seats can be filed starting August 26 with the county auditor. The deadline for filing is September 19. There are three seats up for election this year on the Charles City city council. Terms are for four years and all are at large positions, the city has no wards. To hold office, a candidate must be an eligible elector. To be an eligible elector, a person must meet the same qualifications required to vote and be a resident of the city. Nomination papers can be obtained from, and submitted to, the Floyd County auditor's office.