Local election petitions are starting to trickle in in advance of this month's deadline for the November general election. On November 5, Fort Dodge residents will head to the polls to elect six new councilmen and a mayor. On Fort Dodge City Council, at-large councilman Dean Hill is the only one whose term does not expire this year. So far, councilmen Mark Taylor, Don Wilson, and Kim Alstott are in the race along with Richard Higgins, who is running in Ward 3. The deadline to submit petitions is August 29. Mayor Matt Bemrich has not officially declared whether he will seek re-election.