In the past, the council has chosen to go ahead with an election in order to allow write-in candidates to run. It's known informally as "The John Blake rule," referring to the 1997 council race when Mr. Blake won election as a write-in candidate.
While the filing period for candidates appearing on the ballot has closed, write-in candidates have until late October to register with the county.
The special meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. in Independence Hall, 2955 Woodside Road. Call 851-6790 or find the agenda on the town's Web site: Web Link