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Deadline for Incumbents to file for May's election arrive

A mistake in Illinois’ automatic voter registration system could mean deportation, criminal charges or both for a handful of immigrants who cast ballots. Hundreds of people who acknowledged that they weren’t U.S. citizens were mistakenly registered. Sixteen of them voted. (MGN IMage)
A mistake in Illinois’ automatic voter registration system could mean deportation, criminal charges or both for a handful of immigrants who cast ballots. Hundreds of people who acknowledged that they weren’t U.S. citizens were mistakenly registered. Sixteen of them voted. (MGN IMage)(KWQC)
Published: Feb. 18, 2020 at 5:13 PM CST
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Today was the last day for incumbents to file for office to quality for the May Primary.

There will be a new face in the mayors office as Dwight Livingston announced he will not be seeking re-election.

Four People have filed for his job.

There will be new faces on the city council, too. Andrew Lee is not running in ward three because he is running for mayor and Glenn Peterson chose not to see office again in ward two. Lawrence Ostendorf will seek re-election in ward four and Jim Backenstose filed for re-election in ward one.

In North Platte School board both Skip Altig in ward one and Matthew Pederson in ward three are running for re-election. Mike Morrell did not file for re-election in ward two. No one has filed for that office yet.

Joe Hewgley has filed to run again for Lincoln County commissioners district one. The two men appointed to the re-designed Commissioner Board will seek formal election for the first time. Walter Johnson in district four and Jerry Woodruff in District five

The deadline for new filers, any one who is not currently in office, is March 2nd

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