At the regular Assembly meeting on May 18, 2020, the Assembly authorized the October 6, 2020, election to be conducted by mail due to COVID-19 issues. Ordinance 2020-24 updates the CBJ election code so a vote by mail election can be conducted fairly and efficiently. Due to the Charter required 30 day delay before ordinances become effective, this emergency ordinance is necessary to clarify certain candidate deadlines for this year’s municipal election:
Candidate nominating petitions for Assembly and School Board positions are due between July 17 and July 27.
Any candidate nominated may withdraw their nomination by July 31.
Write-in candidates must file a letter of intent before September 29.
The Committee of the Whole reviewed this topic on June 22, 2020.