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Anna city hall holds lottery for ballot placement

ANNA, IL (KFVS) - The City of Anna, Illinois is getting prepared for the April 7 election. Five seats are up for grabs that include four city commissioners and the mayor's position. 

Monday they held a lottery to decide the position of where the names are to appear on the ballot. 

Anna City Clerk Chris Jones says that the ballot order is based on when they file. They did the lottery due to the fact that the candidates arrived at the same time on opening day.

Jones says their may be an increase in voting and thinks this is positive for the community.

The current mayor of Anna Jim Cross has decided no to seek reelection. 

Steve Hartline and Michael Bigler filed for the seat for mayor while David Isom, Al Kamp, Martha Ann Webb and Brandon Bierstedt have filed for city council seats.

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