Those interested in running for an open City Council seat or for Springfield Mayor may officially file an application with the City Clerk’s office, beginning at 8 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 2. The deadline for application and petition submissions is 5 p.m., Jan. 20, 2015. Regular office hours of the Springfield City Clerk are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday. Five of nine council seats are on the ballot. The following seats are up for election: - Mayor (Stephens) - General Seat C (Burlison) - General Seat D (Carroll) - Zone 2 (Rushefsky) - Zone 3 (Compton) Those wishing to file petitions must meet the following criteria: - Qualified voter of the city; - Resident of the city for at least two years immediately prior to their election; and - Additionally, if filing for one of the Zone seats, must be a resident of their respective zone for at least one year prior to election. To be valid, the petitions must meet the following criteria: - Zone - 100 registered voters, who reside in the particular zone - General - 200 registered voters, who reside within the city limits The General Municipal Election is Tuesday, April 7, 2015. ### For more information, contact: Brenda Cirtin, City Clerk at 864-1650.