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Joel Frieders to Be Listed First on Ward 3 Ballot

Lottery for first position held Thursday afternoon.

Joel Frieders will be the first candidate listed for Ward 3 on the April ballot, with incumbent Marty Munns being second, following a special placement lottery Wednesday afternoon.

Both Frieders and Munns filed candidacy papers at 8 a.m. Dec. 17, the first day of filing, which forced the need for a lottery. Samuel Clementz who filed on December 26 will be listed third.

Filing for the 2013 aldermanic elections closed Dec. 26 with a total of eight candidates seeking a seat on the United City of Yorkville City Council.

A list of all city council candidates can be found here.

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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