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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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