The Portage County Board of Elections reported that as of the close of business July 7, five Aurora residents had filed for elected positions in city government and the Board of Education.

Last week, School Board member Gerald Kohanski added his name to those who filed petitions. Mayor Ann Womer Benjamin, Councilwoman-at-Large Amy McDougall, Ward 3 Councilwoman Reva Barner and Ward 5 Councilwoman Kathi Grandillo previously filed their petitions.

All of the five people who have filed so far are incumbents.

Ward 1 Councilman Jim Vaca and School Board members Pam Mehallis and Beverly Kuch had not filed for re-election as of July 7, as had not any challengers to the various incumbents.

The term of office for all the local positions is four years. The deadline to file for Board of Education seats is Aug. 9, while the city positions deadline is Aug. 24, both at 4 p.m.

Persons running must be registered voters of the city and at least 18 years old on the date of the election.

They must obtain petitions and turn in a designated number of valid signatures of other registered voters of the city. A filing fee is required.

Persons needing information about how to file for a position should call Aurora Town Hall at 330-562-6131 or the Portage County Board of Elections at 330-297-3511.