Elgin City Council candidate lottery to be held Wednesday

  • Elgin City Council candidates Steve Thoren, left, and Anthony Ortiz, background at the table, will find out their position on the April ballot during a lottery Wednesday. They were among a group of four candidates to file as soon as the clerk's office opened for filings on Nov. 16 at 8 a.m.

      Elgin City Council candidates Steve Thoren, left, and Anthony Ortiz, background at the table, will find out their position on the April ballot during a lottery Wednesday. They were among a group of four candidates to file as soon as the clerk's office opened for filings on Nov. 16 at 8 a.m. Rick West | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 11/30/2020 1:16 PM

Candidates for four Elgin City Council seats will find out Wednesday where their name will appear on the April 6 ballot.

The city clerk's office has scheduled the lottery for 10 a.m. in the clerk's office at city hall at 150 Dexter Ct. in Elgin.

 

A pair of lottery drawings will determine the candidate names to be listed on the first four and last two positions on the ballot.

Four candidates simultaneously filed their petitions for a four-year term at the official start of filing on Nov. 16 at 8 a.m. The ballot order of Anthony Ortiz, Steve Thoren, Dustin Good and Richard Johnson will be determined by the first drawing.

A second lottery drawing will determine the last two positions on the election ballot of the candidates that filed simultaneously on the last day, Nov. 23, at 5 p.m. Those spots will go to incumbents Carol Rauschenberger and Corey Dixon.

The other candidates, including Karin Jones, Jerri McCue, Jodi Perkins, Marcus Banner and Rafael Garcia Jr., will be listed in the order they filed their petitions of candidacy.

Incumbents Terry Gavin and Baldemar Lopez chose not to seek reelection.

Not enough candidates filed petitions for Elgin City Council seats to trigger a Feb. 23 primary.

Mayoral and village board hopefuls in municipalities that aren't eligible for primaries are scheduled to begin filing nominating petitions to village clerks Dec. 14.

0 Comments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Get articles sent to your inbox.

Article Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.