Clayton residents interested in running for town council have until today, Monday, April 17, at 4:30 p.m. to file for the election.

The deadline for candidates to file for the Clayton Town Council election is today, Monday, April 17, at 4:30 p.m., at town hall, 414 Main St.

Three seats on council will be up for voting.

Incumbents William “Skip” Carrow and Alexander Dias have filed for re-election. Incumbent Brian Fletcher can’t run because he moved out of town limits. He resigned in March.

The following challengers have filed so far: Cheryl C. Faulkner, Nicholas O. Oloo, Walter Q. Sellers and Nickolaus W. Smith.

The deadline for candidates to file for office was first set as April 4, three weeks before the election; however, town officials discovered that the town charter states candidates must file by the second Friday of April. On the second Friday, town offices were closed for Good Friday, so the deadline for candidates to file was set for the next business day, Monday, April 17.

Candidates can pick up a form at the town hall or print one from the website, www.clayton.delaware.gov.

To be eligible to run for council, candidates must be at least 21 years old, a resident of the town, and must not have been convicted of a felony (as defined by the State of Delaware) for at least 15 years before election.

The election will be held on Tuesday, April 25 at the town hall from 2-7 p.m. Absentee ballots may be picked up at the town hall no later than noon on Monday, April 24. All ballots must be returned no later than 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 25.