Just one week after Mayor Bob Filner parts company with city government, on Friday, September 6th, work on filings for nominations for the Mayor's replacement begin. Within two weeks, the names of the candidates for the office will be known.
City councilmembers, on Wednesday, August 28th, ordered the Registrar of Voters to prepare to tabulate the vote for the Tuesday, November 19th special primary election. The polls will stay open from 8 am to 8 pm.
An election season clock will tick off, without delay, to get a new Mayor into office to undertake the official work. Typically, the nomination period lasts four weeks.
The city council had 90 days to set up a special election. The election winner will have the mayor's office for the remaining term in Filner's service. His four year term ends in December, 2016.
If no one in the field of candidates, a field with Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher and Councilman Carl DeMaio in the line up, gets a majority of the votes on the election rolls, the city will have a special run off election.
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