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File #: 17-175    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Passed
File created: 5/23/2017 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 6/6/2017 Final action: 6/6/2017
Title: A Discussion of Options Related to Filling a Vacant Seat on the Carrboro Board of Aldermen PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is to allow the Board of Aldermen to discuss options available for filling a vacant seat on the Board and if decided, to call a special election.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - A Resolution Deciding How a Vacancy on the Carrboro Board of Aldermen Shall be Filled, 2. Attachment B - Town of Carrboro Charter Section 2.2 Election of Mayor and Aldermen, 3. Attachment C - NCGS 160A-63 Vacancies
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A Discussion of Options Related to Filling a Vacant Seat on the Carrboro Board of Aldermen

PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is to allow the Board of Aldermen to discuss options available for filling a vacant seat on the Board and if decided, to call a special election.
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DEPARTMENT: Town Clerk

CONTACT INFORMATION: Catherine Dorando

INFORMATION: Michelle Johnson resigned from the Carrboro Board of Aldermen on May 31, 2017. Pursuant to the Town Charter, the Board of Aldermen may fill that seat by appointment or special election when the seat that becomes vacant has one year or more of the term of office remaining.

Option 1 - Calling a Special Election to be Held During the Regular Municipal Election

The Board can call a special election to be held in conjunction with the regular municipal election. The date for the 2017 Municipal Election is Tuesday, November 7, 2017.

Charter Section 2.2(g) - If the board of aldermen adopts a resolution calling for a special election to fill one or more vacant seats as provided in subsection (f) of this section, and the resolution sets as the date of such election the same date as municipal general election, then the resolution shall provide that the same filing period, filing fee, and absentee voting period that are applicable to the three seats on the board whose terms are expiring shall also apply to the special election for the vacant seat or seats. If the resolution sets as the date of such election concurrent with an election other than the municipal general election, then the resolution shall prescribe the filing period and the filing fee

Charter Section 2.2(h) - Whenever a vacancy on the board of aldermen is to be filled at a general municipal election (for the remaining two years of the unexpired term of the vacant seat), then (i) candidates for the office of alderman shall file and appear on the ballot simply as candidates for el...

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