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Polls open in race for Rochester City Council president

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- The polls are open, and balloting is underway in the race for Rochester's City Council president-- in the second special election in less than two months.

After the last special election in March, no candidate was able to secure 51-percent of the vote, forcing today's run-off election.

Voters were trickling in and out of Jefferson Elementary and other polling places throughout Rochester Tuesday.

Two candidates are on the ballot for city council president-- Randy Staver and Michael Wojcik. However, following the last election, Wojcik decided to stop actively campaigning, meaning after tonight's election, Randy Staver will most likely be the Rochester's new City Council President-- provided he secures the majority of votes.

Staver has served as interim city council president since the unexpected passing of Denny Hanson last June.

Polls opened at 7 this morning and will be open until 8 tonight.

There will be another election in July to fill the empty ward seat.

 

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