Filing will open Tuesday, Dec. 13, for four Washington City Council seats that will be on the April 2017 ballot.

Candidates can begin filing at 8 a.m. Candidates arriving prior to 8 a.m. must wait at the Jefferson Street entrance of city hall.

The last day to file is Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

The municipal election will be Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

Declarations for candidacy need to be filed with the city clerk at city hall between the working hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. City hall is closed on holiday.

One spot in each of the city’s four wards are up for election. The seats are currently held by Walt Meyer, Ward 1; Jeff Mohesky, Ward 2; Jeff Patke, Ward 3; and Joe Holtmeier, Ward 4.

All four councilmen ran unopposed in 2015.

Meyer is completing his fourth two-year term. He was first elected in 2009 and re-elected in 2011, 2013 and 2015.

Mohesky was first elected to the council in 2008. After an unsuccessful run for mayor, he was elected to the Ward 2 seat again in 2011 and re-elected in 2013 and 2015.

Patke was first elected to the council in 2013 and re-elected in 2015.

Holtmeier is wrapping up his third term as a Ward 4 councilman. He was elected in 2011 and re-elected in 2013 and 2015.

Candidates for council seats must be at least 21 years old and be a Washington resident for one year and a resident of their ward for six months.

City council members are paid $6,000 per year.