Date Scheduled for Mayor and City Council Election Ballot Lottery

Drawing will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 4 in City Council Chambers at Municipal Center

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — The lottery 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. on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in City Council Chambers of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. The State of Illinois requires the local election official 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 people waiting in line at the City Clerk’s Office at or before 8 a.m. on Monday, November 19, the first day to file candidacy papers, and between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday, November 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. on Nov. 19 and before 4 p.m. on Nov. 26 will be on the ballot in the order they were received.

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