Vacancy declared in Bemidji’s Ward 1

The Bemidji City Council formally announced a vacancy for the Ward 1 seat.

The vacancy was created when Audrey Thayer resigned from her Ward 1 post after winning the election for the Councillor At-Large seat for another four years.

Special elections can only be held on certain days per the city’s charter and the state’s recent uniform election day statute.

The next possible date for an election, allowing for early absentee voting is Tuesday, April 11, with a possible secondary election on Tuesday, Aug. 8.

The council, in their regular meeting Tuesday evening, also approved the year’s committee assignments, with a number of positions, like the Parks and Recreation Commission, assigned to the vacated Ward 1 seat.

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