Friday marks the end of the road—or the beginning of election season—for residents considering running for a seat on the Lake Forest City Council.
Prospective candidates must file the proper paperwork with the city clerk by 5 p.m. to be listed on the ballot for the .
Whie nominations must be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday at , earlier is better—if the nominees aren't verified, the candidate is out of luck. Submitting earlier gives a candidate the chance to get additional signatures if nominating papers don't qualify.
Two seats are up for grabs for the Nov. 6 election. Nine candidates have pulled papers, indicating an interest in running for one of the seats.
Candidates must get signatures—in essence, nominations—from 20 registered Lake Forest voters to get on the ballot.
The terms of incumbent council members and expire this year. Both have picked up nomination papers. Rudolph has already qualified for the ballot.
As of Monday, Lake Forest residents , , Adam Nick, James Gardner and Eric Garretson had also each pulled, but not yet returned, nominating papers.
In addition to Rudolph, candidates and have also returned their nominating papers and qualified for the ballot.
The City Clerk's office is located at 25550 Commercentre Dr. in Lake Forest. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m on Fridays. City Hall is closed every other Friday, but will be open this Friday.
All forms required for nomination and election to municipal office are furnished by and filed with the city clerk’s office.