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City election filings

Staff writer

Marion will have the only formally contested races in the April 5 city elections, with five candidates vying for two at-large council positions.

County Clerk Tina Spencer said nine candidates have tossed their hats in the ring for the April 5 city elections in the county.

Marion residents will elect two at-large council seats. Incumbents Jerry A. Dieter and Melissa Mermis face competition from John Wheeler, Michel Soyez, and Chris Costello.

Hillsboro residents will vote for two ward positions. Both contenders are incumbents. Brent Diggers has filed for Ward 1 and Byron McCarty has filed for Ward 2.

Burns residents have three at-large council positions to be filled and two contenders. Tim Rogers and Ronald Goodwin have filed. The third position would go to a write-in candidate with the most votes.

To vote by mail, the county clerk must have the application by April 1.

The last day to register to vote in these elections is March 15.

Polling sites will be the ballroom at Marion Community Center, Hillsboro United Methodist Church, and Burns Community Center.

Dates to vote in advance at the courthouse or by mail will be announced later.

Last modified Feb. 4, 2016

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