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More than 130 people file petitions to run for McHenry County 2018 primary election

Candidates have until end of day Monday to file

H. Rick Bamman - hbamman@shawmedia.com
Candidates planning to run in the 2018 primary file their petitions with McHenry County County Clerk employees on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. As the final day for election filing draws near, more than 130 people have filed petitions to run for office in the March 20 primary election.
H. Rick Bamman - hbamman@shawmedia.com Candidates planning to run in the 2018 primary file their petitions with McHenry County County Clerk employees on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. As the final day for election filing draws near, more than 130 people have filed petitions to run for office in the March 20 primary election.

WOODSTOCK – As the final day for election filing draws near, more than 130 people have filed petitions to run for office in the March 20 McHenry County primary election.

The first day to file was Monday, when more than 70 people stood in line to file their petitions, according to the McHenry County Clerk’s Office.

Along with McHenry County Board seats and county offices, there are 212 precinct seats in McHenry County. As of Friday, more than 120 people filed petitions to run as precinct committeemen.

Candidates have until the end of the day Monday to file to run in the March primary. Those who file Monday also will be placed into a lottery for the last spot on the ballot, McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan said.

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