Lottery planned for Council ballot positions
From Submitted Report December 4, 2012 10:02PM
Updated: January 6, 2013 10:12AM
The lottery to determine the ballot order of candidates who simultaneously filed petitions to run for the Naperville City Council in the 2013 consolidated election will take place at 3 p.m. Thursday in the City Council Chambers of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St.
The lottery is open to the public and candidates are not required to attend.
All petitions that were filed by people waiting in line at the City Clerk’s office at or before 9 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 19, the first day to file candidacy papers, were considered simultaneously filed. Because two or more individuals were in line filing papers for the same office before 9 a.m. on that day, the City Clerk will determine the order of candidates’ names on the ballot via a lottery.
The order of filing determines the position of the candidate’s name on the ballot. Any petitions that were submitted after 9 a.m. on Nov. 19 will be on the ballot in the order they were received.
Twelve people have turned in completed petitions for run for City Council in the April election.
The field includes three incumbents: Council members Judith Brodhead, Paul Hinterlong and Doug Krause. Current Council member Kenn Miller is retiring from the Council and will not seek re-election.
Others seeking one of four open City Council seats are Kevin Coyne, Dave Wentz, Jeff Davis, Bill Habel, John Krummen, Tara Leigh Gregus, Wayne Floegel, Tom Glass and Jo Malik.