City of Centralia announces dates to submit candidate petitions

CENTRALIA — The City of Centralia has announced that starting November 21 through November 28, petitions for the April 7 Consolidated Election, or February 28, Primary Election, will be accepted for two 4-year term City Council member seats.

The Office of City Clerk is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on those dates for those candidate petitions to be submitted, with the exception of November 24th and 25th when the office will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. On the final filing day, November 28, the office will remain open until 5 p.m.

In case of simultaneous filings at 7:30 a.m. Monday, November 21, at the office, or received that morning in the mail, a lottery will be held December 6, to determine first ballot placement.

Another lottery will be held December 6, for petitions filed between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. November 28, to determine the final ballot placement.

Both lotteries will take place at 8 a.m. December 6, 2016 at City Hall in the Council Chambers. The lotteries are open to the public.