A special election was earlier approved for the vacant third ward council seat in Mason City, which opened up when Brett Schoneman resigned and moved out of town. Just two citizens of the third ward are candidates – Joshua Masson, who announced his candidacy in July, and Max Weaver, who filed his election papers last week. Both have run for office in the past; Masson ran for city council in 2015 (ward 3) and 2016 (at-large) while Weaver has run for council and Mayor (successfully and unsuccessfully) in previous elections.
Election day is September 19. Polls open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m.
First day to vote by absentee ballot in the county auditor’s office is Friday, September 1.
Polling Places and Vote Centers for the Mason City Special Election, September 19, 2017:
– First Covenant Church, 411 S Ohio Ave, Mason City
– Mason City School Administration Building, 1515 S Pennsylvania Ave, Mason City
– Cerro Gordo County Courthouse, 220 N Washington Ave, Mason City
A resident of Ward 3 in Mason City can vote at any one of the above vote centers on Election Day.