UPDATE (01-07-18): According to the Edgewater City Council, the special election originally had a price tag of $30,000, but per Lisa Lewis, supervisor of elections, the election will instead cost $18,475.
Shortly after 9 p.m., the city council unanimously passed the resolution for the special election.
Earlier reporting below.
Edgewater, FL – The city council of Edgewater is searching for a replacement following the District 2 Representative’s sudden departure.
Just last week (January 3rd), Amy Vogt announced that she was resigning from the Edgewater City Council, effective the following day (January 4th), with intentions to move to Kentucky according to a social media post.
Due to her sudden departure, the council now has to scramble to elect a replacement, since there was more than six months left on Vogt’s term. This is leading the council to discuss the special election during tonight’s council meeting.
According to the city council’s agenda, they have to fill the vacant spot sometime between March 5th and April 4th of this year.
The agenda also shows that February 19th is the prospective date for the Special Primary Election, if it’s needed, and April 2nd as the date of the general election.
They’re also required to designate a canvassing board to canvass the results of the election, leading the council to announce their plans to appoint Edgewater City Clerk Robin Matusick and Interim City Manager Brenda Dewees.
The council must also enter into a contract with the Volusia County Supervisor of Elections to conduct the election, with the supervisor providing poll workers.
If the council adopts this resolution tonight, the resolution will be effective immediately.