Seal Beach will not have a City Council election this year. It’s the first time in years since an election was cancelled because of a lack of candidates to run in the race.
Citing the lack of candidates, officials voted to cancel the General Municipal election at a special Aug. 22 Council meeting.
Incumbents Mayor Pro Tem Gary Miller, Councilman David Sloan and City Clerk Linda Devine were the only candidates .
Of course, Seal Beach voters will still be able to vote in all other races, including the presidential and California legislative elections.
According to Devine, this is the first time in at least 22 years that the city has had to cancel elections. A number of district council members have run unopposed in the past, but not every single incumbent at the same time, Devine said.
At their Aug. 22 meeting, the City Council opted to appoint the three incumbents.
The three appointees will be sworn into office Dec. 10 for four-year terms.