Cape Girardeau city officials say, Cape Girardeau Pastor Renita Green has qualified as a city council candidate, after submitting last minute signatures on a petition on Tuesday. The city’s municipal election will be held in April. The race will be between Ward 3 Councilmen Nate Thomas, Green, along with Bradley Tuschlof. The status of Green being able to run in the election was uncertain when the filling deadline arrived because the additional signatures she received had yet to be certified by the City Clerk’s Office. The remaining signatures were certified by election officials on Wednesday. Due to there being three candidates, there will now be a primary election in February to narrow it down to two. The Cape Girardeau City Charter requires that all candidates, who are running in any election, must obtain a minimum of 50 signatures of citizens who are registered voters within the ward they are running to be eligible to be a candidate in the election.