A few individuals wasted no time filing their declarations of candidacy soon after the Clay County Election Office opened Wednesday, the first day to submit such filings.
Brazil Mayor Ann Bradshaw was the first to sign up, initiating her re-election bid.
However, not long after Bradshaw submitted her declaration, current Clay County Council member Brian Wyndham followed suit, tossing his hat into the Mayoral race.
With Bradshaw and Wyndham both being Democrats, they would face off in the Primary Election for a spot on the General Election ballot.
For Wyndham, it will be his second attempt at becoming Mayor. In 2007, he ran against Bradshaw and current Common Council of the City of Brazil (Ward 4) member Bill Lovett on the Democratic ticket. Wyndham garnered 319 votes, but it was short of Bradshaw's tally of 448, while Lovett had 129.
As of 1 p.m., Friday, Bradshaw and Wyndham were the lone individuals to file their declarations in the Mayoral race, while Lovett declared his intention to be re-elected to his current seat on the council.
Also filing their declarations with the Election Office through early Friday afternoon were Karen McQueen for Brazil City Clerk-Treasurer and Brad Deal for City Council, Ward 1. Both currently hold those respective positions.
However, there is still plenty of time for others to declare their candidacy as the deadline for major party candidates to file is noon, Friday, Feb. 18.
Voter registration, which is currently open, will end at the close of business Monday, April 4, for the Primary Election.
Other than registering at the Clay County Election Office or a branch of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, residents may fill out an application online at www.indianavoters.com. Through the website, potential voters may also locate their polling place, along with who will be on the ballot in their respective precinct, as the information becomes available to the Indiana Secretary of State's Election Division. In addition, a mobile version of the site was made available in October.
The entire 2011 Municipal Election Calendar is available for viewing at http://www.in.gov/sos/elections/files/20....