There will not be a primary for the City Council race. Five Democrats and four Republicans have filed to run for the five seats. Each new City Council member will be paid $8,000 a year.
As of the end of December, there were 16,377 registered voters in the city, according to the board of elections. Of those registered to vote, 8,252 were Democrats and 6,235 were Republicans.
According to the election board, 1,683 registered voters are not affiliated with a political party and the remaining 207 voters belong to other political parties such as the Reform Party.
Voter registration applications are available at all state agencies, schools, post offices, libraries and town halls, according to the election board. Residents can call the election board at 791-3030 to have an application mailed.
Residents who miss the Feb. 10 deadline may register to vote in the general election from March 24 to April 21.
The mayoral candidates are incumbent Democrat Steven T. Sager, Democrat Don Allensworth and Republicans Robert E. Bruchey II, Dennis L. Duffey, Leon C. Fearnow and Joseph H. Walker.
Democratic council candidates are incumbent William M. Breichner, incumbent Lewis C. Metzner, Larry A. Vaughn, Eugene E. "Buddie" Morris and Larry W. Craig.
Republicans candidates are incumbent Susan Saum-Wicklein, Alfred W. Boyer, Paul H. Toothman and Republican J. Wallace "Wally" McClure.