Four (4) candidates have filed their nominating petitions for Mayor of Carbondale and five (5) candidates have filed their nominating petitions for Carbondale City Council Member.
At 8:00 a.m. on Monday morning, three candidates filed their nominating petitions for Mayor. Since these three candidates all filed at the same time, a lottery for ballot placement will be held on Tuesday, November 23, at 3:30 p.m. in the City Clerk's Office. Only these three candidates will be involved in the lottery to determine the order in which these names will appear on the ballot. Candidates who subsequently file for Mayor will appear on the ballot in the order in which their nominating petitions are received. Listed alphabetically below are the three candidates who have filed for Mayor and will be involved in the Lottery as well as the one new candidate who will be listed in fourth position on the ballot:
L - Joel Fritzler, 123 South Violet Lane
L - Sam Goldman, 504 Lexington Court
L - George Maroney, 37 Pinewood Drive
4 - Brent Ritzel, 2511 South Illinois Avenue Unit 71 (filed Monday at 4:45 p.m.)
Also at 8:00 a.m. on Monday morning, four candidates filed their nominating petitions for City Council Member. These four candidates will also be placed in a lottery for ballot placement on November 23rd. Listed alphabetically below are the City Council Candidates who will be involved in the Lottery as well as one additional candidate who has submitted nominating petitions for City Council member and will be listed in fifth position on the ballot.
L - Jane Adams, 606 West Elm Street
L - Lee M. Fronabarger, 1140 Morningside Drive
L - John Holt, 406 South Oakland Avenue
L - Donald Monty, 418 South Giant City Road
5 - Hugh Richard Williams, 611 East Park Street #117
If five (5) or more candidates file for Mayor, a Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, February 22, 2011. The Primary Election will narrow the field to four (4) candidates for Mayor, with the four candidates appearing on the April 5th General Election ballot. Ballot placement for the General Election is determined by the number of votes received in the Primary Election, with the highest vote-getter placed first on the ballot, the second highest vote-getter placed second on the ballot, etc..
If thirteen (13) or more candidates file for City Council member, a Primary Election will also be held for Council Member to narrow the field to twelve (12) candidates. Again, ballot placement for the candidates advancing to the General Election will be determined by the number of votes received in the Primary.
The period for filing nominating petitions for Mayor and/or City Council extends through 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 22nd. Nomination packets remain available for pick up in the City Clerk's Office, Room 165 of Carbondale City Hall, 200 South Illinois Avenue.