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2019 Special Election

Due to the recent resignations of John Timpe and Dominic Broda from the Maple Plain City Council, there are two vacancies. To fill these vacancies, the City will be holding a special election on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. In the interim, John DeLong and Mike DeLuca have been temporarily appointed to fill the two seats. 


2019 Special Election Important Dates

Tuesday, March 26 - Thursday, April 4 Applications accepted for temporary City Council appointments
Thursday, April 11 Two residents appointed to temporarily fill City Council seats
Tuesday, June 4 - Tuesday, June 18 Period for candidates to file to run for City Council
Friday, June 28 - Monday, August 12 Absentee Voting - Vote at City Hall or by mail
Tuesday, July 23 Last day to preregister before the Special Election
Saturday, August 10 Saturday Absentee Voting at City Hall from 10 am - 3 pm
Tuesday, August 13 Special Election Day - Vote at City Hall 7 am - 8 pm


What will be on the ballot?

Two at-large positions on the City Council will be on the ballot. Since these positions are for different terms (one ending December 31, 2020 and the other ending December 31, 2022), voters will cast votes for each seat separately (see below for example). Individuals cannot run for both spots. 

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Why is a special election being held instead of appointing permanently? 

Minnesota Statute states that if there is more than 2 years left in the term after resignation, a special election is required. This is the case of John Timpe's vacated term which goes until December 31, 2022. Even though the remainder of Dominic Broda's vacated term is less than 2 years (ends December 31, 2020), the City Council decided to hold a special election for this position instead of appointing as one is already required.
 

How do I file to run for City Council in the special election?

People interested in running for office must file an Affidavit of Candidacy and pay a non-refundable $2 filing fee at City Hall, 5050 Independence Street, Maple Plain, MN 55359. Filing dates are Tuesday, June 4, 2019 through Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Individuals cannot run for both vacancies.