City Special Elections

Informational Memo

Published: May 7, 2020

City Special Elections
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This material contains general information; it is not intended to be a substitute for legal advice. Any attorney general opinions cited in this material are available on request from the League’s Research and Information Service staff.

Understand which election questions are authorized or required by state law and which are not. Procedures to call and hold special elections. How general election law applies. Form and effect of recall and other resident petitions. Elections to fill a council vacancy. Ballot form requirements.

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