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Council orders municipal election set for Nov. 5
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The seats of two Ceres City Council members will be up for grabs during the Nov. 5 municipal election, which was ordered by a resolution passed at last week's meeting.

The terms of Ken Lane and Eric Ingwerson expire at the end of the year and will be filled by voters in the Nov. 5 vote. Ingwerson has said he does not expect to run again.

Candidates will face a deadline this August to turn in nomination papers, which must be signed by a certain number of signatures of current registered voters living within the city limits. The city clerk handles the process nomination papers but the county conducts the election, which is expected to cost the city $20,000, charged by the Stanislaus County Elections Division.

Not facing voters this year are Mayor Chris Vierra and councilmembers Mike Kline and Bret Durossette. Their terms expire at the end of 2015.

Also this November, voters of the Ceres Unified School District will be electing three trustees to sit on the board of directors. The terms of Betty Davis, Lourdes Perez and Valli Wigt all expire this year.