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El Cerrito extends deadline for non-incumbent council candidates to file

El Cerrito has extended the deadline for non-incumbent candidates to file for a City Council seat to Aug. 15.
The seats held by Mayor Bill Jones and council members Ann Cheng and Greg Lyman are up for election in November, and under the Section 10225 of the state election code, “Notwithstanding Sections 10220 and 10224, if nomination papers for an incumbent officer of the city are not filed by or on the 88th day before the election, during normal business hours, as posted, the voters shall have until the 83rd day before the election during normal business hours, as posted, to nominate candidates other than the person who was the incumbent on the 88th day, for that incumbent s elective office.”
City Clerk Cheryl Morse said Lyman submitted his petition today.

The announcement sent Friday afternoon:

CANDIDATE NOMINATION PERIOD EXTENDED TO AUGUST 15, 2012

Pursuant to Election Code Section 10225 the nomination period for non-incumbent candidates running for City Council in the City of El Cerrito is extended through 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 15, 2012. Nomination paperwork must be filed with the City Clerk, 10890 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

The nomination period is extended for non-incumbents running for City Council in the City of El Cerrito only.

If you would like more information regarding running for City Council and what is required to qualify for the November 6, 2012 ballot or a list of persons who have taken out and returned nomination papers please contact the City Clerk at 10890 San Pablo Avenue, (510) 215–4305, cmorse@el-cerrito.ca.us.

Chris Treadway