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Burlington GOP meets Friday to name Ward 3 Council candidate

The Burlington Republican Committee will hold an emergency meeting by Zoom at 7:30 pm to nominate a candidate for the open Ward 3 City Council seat.

Interested attendees may contact Karen Rowell at karenburlington@yahoo.com for the link.

A special election for Ward 3 voters only will be held 7 am – 7 pm Tuesday August 17, according to the city website. The election became necessary when Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger appointed current Ward 3 councilor Brian Pine, a Progressive, to lead the Community Economic Development Office. 

The city Democratic committee has nominated Owen Milne, executive director of the Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center. The Progressives – who have a firm grip on both council seats in the New North End ward – had five candidates appear at a June 9 Zoom candidate forum. No Republicans ran in the 2019 City Council election. 

The Clerk/Treasurer’s Office will be mailing absentee ballots for the August 17 election to all active, registered voters for the Ward 3 Special City Council Election. Ballots will be mailed no later than Friday, July 2. 

Voters may return ballots in the following ways:

  • By Mail – recommended no later than Saturday, August 7
  • In an outdoor drop box available 24/7 until 4:3opm on Monday, August 16 located at:
  • City Hall – on the Main Street side of the building across from the Flynn Theater
  • Fire Station #2 – 132 North Avenue, rear of building
  • At the City Clerk’s Office During business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:00-12:30 and 1:30-4:30). The office will be closed Monday, August 16 in observance of Bennington Battle Day. 
  • At the polls between 7am and 7pm on Election Day, Tuesday, August 17

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