Those seeking election to city office in Benwood must file at the city building today or mail their application no later than Saturday.
Benwood will host a municipal election May 13, which is also primary election day in the state. A member of council will be elected in each of the four wards in the city, as will a chief of police.
There is a $75 fee to file for chief of police and a $35 fee for city council candidates. Elected council members receive $140 a month compensation, while the police chief's annual salary is set at $45,900, according to City Clerk Judy Hunt.
Council seats on the ballot this year are the ones currently occupied by Curtis Mele, 1st Ward; Larry Ferrera III, 2nd Ward; Walter Yates, 3rd Ward; and Robert Rose, 4th Ward. Eligible candidates must be at least 18-years-old, have no criminal record and be a resident of the city.
The Benwood City Building will be open until 5 p.m. today to accept candidate filings. Mailed filing will be accepted so long as they are postmarked before Jan. 25.