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Lack of Candidates May Cancel Election

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A lack of challengers for four open seats on the Greeley City Council – including the office of Mayor – may force the city of Greeley to cancel its municipal elections this fall.

It’s believed that would be a first for Greeley. But after 21 years of working in elections City Clerk Betsy Holder says it’s still a bit premature.

“We’ve got until August 22 – almost a full month for folks to throw their hat into the ring and indicate an interest if they’d like to run for office,” says Holder.

Candidates usually come forward during the summer months but Holder adds that some have waited until the deadline to declare their intentions.

If there are no challengers, and the council does not refer an issue to voters, the council would stay the same and the election cancelled. That would save the city about $50-thousand.