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January 21, 2013

Calling City Council candidates: Filing begins soon for June election

PRINCETON — The City of Princeton is getting ready for an election.

Four of the City Council’s seven seats will be up for grabs in a June election, and candidate filing will begin Feb. 1.

“The four ward council seats will be in contention, as the current terms of Council Members John Wilborn in Ward I, Marshall Lytton in Ward II, Chris Stanley in Ward III and Tim Ealy in Ward IV, end on June 30, 2013,” City Clerk Ken Clay announced in a media release.

Candidate filing will run through April 1 for the June 4 election.

In order to file for the election, potential candidates must be at least 18 years old by the first day of the term and live in the wards they set out to represent. They must also collect at least 25 valid signatures of qualified voters.

Qualified voters must be residents of the City of Princeton and be registered to vote.

“Princeton residents not already registered to vote may do so at the Voter Registration Office in the Mercer County Courthouse until close of business on May 14, 2013,” Clay wrote. “Any registration made after the May 14 deadline will not be included in the voter rolls in time for the June 4 election.”

Only the seats held by the city councilmen representing four individual wards will be open during the election. The three at-large councilpeople — Mayor Patricia Wilson, Dewey Russell and Jimm Norman — are in the midst of their current terms.

For more information on the upcoming candidacy filing period or the election, contact Clay at 304-487-5024.

— Contact Tammie Toler at ttoler@ptonline.net.

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