ROCKLAND — Rockland is still short on candidates as the deadline to file nomination papers approaches.

Two candidates have taken out papers for a pair of seats on the Rockland City Council.

Only one person has taken out papers for three seats up for election to represent the city on the regional school board.

For the City Council, incumbent Councilor Nathan Davis of Fulton Street has taken out and returned his nomination papers to qualify for the Nov. 8 ballot. Davis is completing his first three-year term on the Council.

Steven MacDonald of Old County Road has also taken out papers but not yet filed them.

Nomination papers must be returned to City Hall by Sept. 9 with the signatures of at least 100 registered Rockland voters to get on the Nov. 8 ballot.

The two Council seats are held by Mayor Ed Glaser and Councilor Davis. Glaser announced he will not seek a third consecutive three-year term but will instead seek to serve on the Knox County Commission.

Three seats to represent Rockland on the 10-member Regional School Unit 13 Board are up for election.

The seats are held by Chelsea Avirett, David Martz and Jason White.

White took out papers to seek election to a seat. White was appointed by the Council last year to fill the seat until November 2022.

Avirett said she would not seek re-election. Avirett was first appointed in November 2018 by the City Council to fill a vacancy on the school board. She was elected to a three-year term in 2019.

Martz was appointed to the school board in July 2021 by the Rockland City Council and then was elected to a one-year seat in November 2021. Martz has not yet responded on his plans.

If three candidates do not make the ballot for the school board seats, the City Council can appoint replacements after the election.