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Dover special election scheduled for August

Delaware Public Media

Residents in the city of Dover’s 1st district will soon see a special election to fill a soon to be vacated city council seat.

Councilman Tanner Polce surprised his colleagues earlier this month, announcing he is resigning at the end of the month due to a move.

City Council voted at its Monday meeting to hold a special election on August 18th to fill the position.

City Councilman Ralph Taylor expressed support for the special election as opposed to holding it next year in April.

“And I can tell you from a new person’s perspective coming on in April and the first thing you’re confronting is that budget, it can be a little difficult. So having someone come on now will be very beneficial to the first district as well as all of us in getting things accomplished.”


Any candidates wishing to apply can file through July 17th.

The council stated they will also mail absentee ballot applications to all voters to give the option to vote by mail instead of voting in person.


Roman Battaglia grew up in Portland, Ore, and now reports for Delaware Public Media as a Report For America corps member. He focuses on politics, elections and legislation activity at the local, county and state levels.