Mayor Calls for Special Election to Fill Ward 7 City Council Seat on June 27, 2017

City of Burlington VermontBurlington, VT – Mayor Miro Weinberger released the following statement regarding a Special Election for the Ward 7 City Council seat:

“On Saturday, April 8, 2017, City Councilor Tom Ayres submitted a letter of resignation to the City effective June 26, 2017 at the conclusion of the City Council meeting that evening. Councilor Ayres has taken a job as the new Executive Director of Chandler Center for the Arts in Randolph, Vermont.


“Accordingly, after consulting with the City Attorney and the Clerk/Treasurer’s Office, pursuant to the Charter authority of the Mayor, I am calling a special election on June 27, 2017, the day after Councilor Ayres steps down. This will ensure there is no lapse in representation for the New North End and the voters of Ward 7 on the City Council.


“Petitions will be available for people interested in running for the Council seat beginning today, April 18, in the Clerk/Treasurer’s Office at City Hall. Completed petitions will need to be returned to the Clerk/Treasurer’s Office by 5:00pm on Monday, May 22, 2017.


“The polling location for the special election will be the Robert Miller Recreation Center from 7:00am – 7:00pm on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Early voting will also begin at City Hall by June 1, 2017 from 8:00am – 4:30pm Monday through Friday.”

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