Following the resignation of the former Mayor last Thursday, City’s Board of Elections Supervisors (BOES) met last Friday morning. The City Charter asks to hold a special election within 65 days of an elected official’s resignation if the resignation is submitted more than 180 days before the next General Election (November 5).

The BOES is thus recommending holding the special election on May 6, from 10 am – 6 pm at City Hall and early voting on May 2, from 8 am to 7 pm at Davis Hall.

If the new Mayor is elected from one of the current council members, the result of the Special Election will lead to a subsequent vacancy on Council that must be filled. BOES thinks this vacancy would be filled by appointment