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Coralville special election for vacant council seat Sept. 29

#x201c;I Voted Today#x201d; stickers are seen on a table at Kirkwood Community College in Iowa City for voters on Tuesda
“I Voted Today” stickers are seen on a table at Kirkwood Community College in Iowa City for voters on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. (Andy Abeyta/The Gazette)

CORALVILLE — Coralville’s special city council election will take place next month.

Coralville voters will go to the polls Sept. 29 to select the replacement for former City Council member Tom Gill, according to a news release. Gill resigned in July after referring to Black Lives Matter protesters as “criminals” and receiving condemnation from his fellow council members and Coralville Mayor John Lundell.

Whoever wins the special election will take office Sept. 30 and complete Gill’s remaining term, which ends Dec. 31, 2021.

Those interested in running must submit a petition to the Johnson County Auditor’s Office by 5 p.m. Sept. 4. The petition is required to have a minimum of 25 registered Coralville voters’ signatures.

Ballots for the special election will be available in early September, and absentee ballots must be requested by Sept. 18. Polls will be open Sept. 29 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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