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The City of Minot is seeking applicants to fill a temporary vacancy on the City Council until a special election is held in November.
At its June 28 meeting, the Council agreed to consider applicants to fill the opening on a short-term basis until a special election is held on Nov. 8 in conjunction with the statewide general election. The Council vacancy was created when alderman Tom Ross was elected Mayor in June. The term of the Council seat formerly held by Ross expires in June 2024.
Anyone interested in applying to temporarily fill the vacant council position until Nov. 8 should send a letter of interest to the City Clerk by 4 p.m. on July 13. Council will make a motion to appoint an interim council member at the July 18 meeting. The person appointed will have the same rights and privileges as other council members, including compensation.
Letters of interest should be sent to the City Clerk by email at Mikayla.firstname.lastname@example.org or at 515 2nd Ave. SW, Minot ND, 58702.
Then in November, a candidate will be elected to fill the remainder of Ross’ term until June 2024. For this, interested candidates must pick up an election packet from the City Clerk’s office. Candidates will need to gather 300 signatures and submit a statement of interest. The deadline to submit signatures and paperwork is 4 p.m. on Sept. 6.