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City Council to Consider Special Election Dates 1/13/2009

On Wednesday, January 14, 2009, the City Council will consider a resolution to set special election dates for filling the vacancy in the office of City Auditor.  If adopted by Council, a Special Nominating Election will be held on May 19, 2009. Any Candidate for City Auditor who receives a majority of the votes cast at the May 19 election will be elected.  If no candidate receives a majority, the top two candidates will run off in a Special Runoff Election on July 14, 2009. If the resolution is adopted by Council, a candidate filing packet will be posted on the main City Elections web page on January 14. 

Public campaign financing will be available for these special elections.  The Council will discuss this issue at the January 14 meeting.  Potential candidates considering public financing should contact the City Elections Officer for more information before taking any steps towards candidacy, including making any expenditures or receiving any contributions – there are important additional requirements for candidates seeking certification.