Four spots including mayor will open up on the Cape Girardeau City Council during the next general election in April 2018.
Ward 1 and Ward 6 councilmen Joseph Uzoaru and Danny Essner will not seek re-election next year.
Meanwhile, Ward 2 councilwoman Shelly Moore has announced she will run again. Current Ward 5 councilman Bob Fox has voiced his interest in running for mayor, since Mayor Harry Rediger is term-limited.
Nominating petitions for open positions are currently available in the City Manager’s office of City Hall.
To serve on the Cape Girardeau City Council, a candidate must be 21-years-old, at least a two-year resident, a registered voter, and a Ward resident for at least 90 days. For more qualifications and information on city council re-elections, visit cityofcape.org/elections.