Temporary Maple Plain city council members John DeLong and Mike DeLuca are looking to keep the seats they’re currently in by becoming elected council members during the special election.
DeLong and DeLuca were appointed in April to fill the seats of resigning members Dominic Broda and John Timpe. DeLong and DeLuca will be the two candidates on the ballot for the special election. DeLuca is running to fill the seat that ends on Dec. 31, 2020 and DeLong DeLong is running to fill the seat until Dec. 31, 2022.
According to the Minnesota State statute, if there are more than two years left in a term after resignation, a special election is required. The Mayor and city council agreed they will also include the second vacated seat onto the ballot because one is already required.
Absentee voting can be done at Maple Plain City Hall or by mail from Friday, June 28 to Monday, August 12. The last day to preregister before the special election is Tuesday, July 23. Absentee voting at City Hall will take place on Saturday, August 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The special election will take place at City Hall from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13. Maple Plain City Hall is located at 5050 Independence St., Maple Plain.