8 File for Yorkville City Council positions.

Lottery drawing for candidates who filed at same time in Ward 3 will be held this afternoon.

Filing for the 2013 aldermanic elections closed Wednesday afternoon with a total of eight candidates seeking a seat on the United City of Yorkville City Council.

As of the end of filing candidates running are:

Ward 1

Incumbent Ward 1 Alderman Ken Koch. Ward 1 candidate Fred L. Anderson filed petitions Monday Dec. 17

Ward 2

Incumbent Ward 2 Alderman Larry Kot filed Dec. 17.

Ward 3

Incumbent Ward 3 Alderman Marty Munns and Ward 3 candidate Joel Frieders both filed their nominating petitions at 8 a.m. Monday morning, the first day of filing, forcing a lottery drawing on Dec. 27 at 4 p.m. to determine which candidate’s name will appear first on the ballot.

Also filing for Ward 3 was challenger Samuel M. Clementz.

Ward 4

Incumbent Ward 4 Alderman Diane Teeling and candidate Seaver Tarulis filed.

In 2011 there were a total of 2,750 votes cast in the aldermanic elections, with an average of 688 per ward.

According to city documents the number of signatures required for the aldermanic petitions is “no less than 35 and no more than 85.” Thirty-five signatures is 5 percent of the average votes per ward in 2011, a requirement set by Illinois election law.

The general election will be April 9.


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