The City of Perryville holds general elections on a yearly basis.
Even-numbered years - An election is held for the mayor and for one alderman in each ward. Those offices hold a two-year term. In addition, an election is held for the chief of police. That office holds a four-year term.
Odd-numbered years - an election is held for one alderman in each ward. Those offices hold a two year term.
Seeking Office - Any person wishing to seek office must file a declaration of candidacy with the city clerk, pay a $25 filing fee, and meet the qualifications required for the position they wish to hold.