The deadline to file for the upcoming special election in Bartonville has passed, setting the ballot with two candidates.
Bartonville Mayor Pro Tem Jim Murphy resigned last month because he took a new job in another state. His Place 4 Council seat expires in May 2020, so the Town Council called a special election on May 4 this year to fill the Place 4 vacancy. The deadline to file for election was Monday, March 25.
Two people — Bridget Melson and Harry Otto — submitted their applications before the deadline to run for the unexpired seat, according to the town website.
Early voting for this and all other local races begins April 22.