It appears the race for three open seats on the Burlington City Council will begin with a primary election on Oct. 8.
The city says seven candidates have turned in their nominating petitions.
That is the threshold needed for a primary.
The petitions will be reviewed to make sure they contain enough legal signatures.
Additional candidates are possible as about a half-dozen more residents took out petitions and the filing period does not close until Thursday, Aug. 29.
The general election is scheduled for Nov. 5.
Candidates who have returned petitions as of Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 5:00 P.M.:
Jim Davidson (Incumbent)
Bob Fleming (Incumbent)
Chris Reed (Incumbent)
Meanwhile, the filing period is open for those interested in running for elected office in Keokuk.
Five of the nine city council seats are up for grabs as well as the mayor's office.
Nominating petitions are available at Keokuk City Hall.
So far, Mayor Tom Marion and 1st Ward Alderman Mike O'Connor have turned in their petitions to retain their current offices.
The open city council seats are in the 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 7th wards. There will also be an at-large seat on the ballot.