Monday, December 17, 2012

Two Candidates File on the Filing Period First Day

With four 4-year term Library Trustee positions available in the April 9, 2013 election, the first two candidates have filed their petitions to run. Incumbent Mina Green and newcomer Vicki Knight filed simultaneously at the opening of business today, the first day of the filing period for the April 9, 2013 election.

The order of candidates on the ballot is determined by the order in which candidates file their petitions. All candidates at the doors when the Library opens for business on the first day of the filing period are considered to file simultaneously. A lottery must be held to determine the order in which the candidates will appear on the ballot. The lottery, which is open to the public, will be held on Wednesday, January 2 at 9am in the Library's Business Office.

Seven potential candidates pulled petitions to run for the four Library Trustee positions, but there is no guarantee all seven will file to run. In the 2009 election, more than a dozen potential candidates picked up petitions, but only three filed to run.

Candidates for Library Trustee must file their petitions at the Library's Business Office from 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday, excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, through Wednesday, December 26. With a similar rule for last position on the ballot, there may be an additional simultaneous filing lottery necessary for those who are present to file at 5pm on December 26.

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