Preparations under way for the 2019 elections

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Both Aurora and Naperville, among other communities, have been accepting filing of candidates for city government. Primary elections will be February 26, 2019 and the consolidation election will be April 2, 2019. Aurora has openings for one alderman-at-large, Ward 1, Ward 3, Ward 5, Ward 6, and Ward 8. See below for those who filed in Aurora.

• The lottery in Naperville to determine ballot order of mayor and city council candidates who simultaneously filed petitions to run in the 2019 General Election will take place at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, in City Council Chambers of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle Street, according to the city government of Naperville. The Illinois state government requires the local election officials to conduct a lottery within nine days after the last day of the petition filing period. The lottery viewing is open to the public and candidates are not required to attend. The order of filing determines the position of a candidate’s name on the ballot.

All petitions that were filed by candidates waiting in line at the City Clerk’s office at or before 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, the first day to file candidacy papers, and between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, the last day to file candidacy papers, are considered simultaneously filed and will be placed in the lottery. Any petitions that were submitted after 8 a.m. November 19 and before 4 p.m. November 26 will be on the ballot in the order they were received.

• Candidates for office in Aurora since November 19 follow. Asterisks indicate an incumbent:

Alderman-at-Large: Sherman Jenkins*, Brooke Ann Shanley, Durrell Williams.

Ward 1: Peter Aguilera, Emmanuel Llamas, Caryl Riley, Amanda Sperzel, Valerie Budach, Hugo Saltijeral.

Ward 3: Theodoros Mesiacos*

Ward 5: Casildo Cuevas, Carl Franco*, Bonnie Kunkel

Ward 6: Matt Harrington, Dan Hites, Michael Saville*, Matthew J. Orr.

Ward 8: Patty Smith, Savannah Smith, Thomas Weil, John Robinson, Paul Santucci.

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