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Special election set for Sept. 1 in Tiffin

Winner will fill city council vacancy

TIFFIN– A special election will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 1, in Tiffin to fill a vacant seat on the city council.
Council member Rodney Walls resigned on May 28 with the council accepting his resignation on June 9. Six residents submitted applications for possible appointment to the council, which took up discussion of appointment or election during a work session and regular meeting on Tuesday, July 14.
Councilman Eric Schnedler moved and Councilman Al Havens seconded a motion to fill the appointment by special election which was approved unanimously.
Walls was elected to a four-year term in November.
Nomination and Affidavit of Candidacy forms are available at the Johnson County Auditor’s Office, in the Johnson County Administration Building, located at 913 S. Dubuque St. in Iowa City, or on the auditor’s website: www.johnsoncounty.com/dept_auditor_elections. At least 101 signatures are required on the nomination petition.
Important dates:
Friday, Aug. 7, 5 p.m.– deadline for candidates to file at the Johnson County Auditor’s Office.
Monday, Aug. 10, noon– deadline for petition objections, 5 p.m. withdrawal deadline. Ballots will be available as soon as possible after this date.
Friday, Aug. 21, 5 p.m.– Pre-registration deadline, and deadline for requesting a mailed absentee ballot. Voters may still register after the date using the Election Day Registration procedure. In-person early voting will still be available at the Auditor’s Office after this date.
Monday, Aug. 31– Last day for in-person early voting, 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Postmark deadline to return absentee ballots by mail.
Tuesday, Sept. 1– Polls open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Mailed absentee ballots may be returned to Auditor’s Office until 8 p.m.