The filing period to run for the District 1, 3 and 5 seats on the San Angelo City Council in the May 7 election begins Jan. 20 and will continue through Feb. 19.

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The winners of the election will serve three-year terms.

Candidates file the necessary paperwork in the City Clerk’s office in Room 210 on the second floor of City Hall, 72 W. College Ave. The office is open from 8 a.m.-noon and from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

Candidate packets containing applications, information and forms about the process for those considering running for City Council are available in the City Clerk’s office or online at cosatx.us/May2016. Questions can be addressed to City Clerk Bryan Kendrick at 325-657-4405 or at bryan.kendrick@cosatx.us.

Early voting in the May 7 election will be from April 25-May 3.

To be eligible to vote, San Angelo residents must be registered by April 7.

Voter registration applications are available at the Tom Green County Election/Voter Registration Office on the first floor of the Edd B. Keyes Building, 113 W. Beauregard Ave., and at all three Tom Green County library locations. Applications can also be obtained online at VoteTomGreenCounty.org, by mail or by calling 325-659-6541. Completed applications can be returned in person or by mail; mailed applications must be postmarked by April 7.

You can also register to vote when renewing your driver’s license in person at a Texas Department of Public Safety office. To determine if you’re eligible to vote or if you’re already registered, visit votetexas.gov/register-to-vote. Voter registration applications are also available at the link.

Voters and potential candidates can access a map of the City Council districts at cosatx.us/council. Determining which district one lives in can be determined by clicking the GIS map viewer on the same page.