The Seal Beach City Council will meet at 5 p.m. Aug. 22 to decide whether to cancel the city portion of this year's Nov. 6 general election.
Mayor Pro Tem Gary Miller, Councilman David Sloan and City Clerk Linda Devine were the only candidates as of the 5 p.m. Aug. 10 deadline.
With no opposing candidates, it is likely the election will be canceled, officials said.
But first, election rules require the council to announce plans to cancel the election at least five days before voting on the idea, .
According to an announcement from the city clerk, the Election Code gives the council two options when a candidate runs unopposed: appoint the person to office or hold the election anyway.
If appointed, the candidate shall "take office and serve exactly as if elected," said City Clerk Linda Devine in a release.
At their Monday meeting, council members also voted to withdraw all ballot measures aimed at changing the city charter, saying there was "no urgency" for the measures and the amendments could be “brought back for consideration … on the ballot of a future election."
Staffers said canceling the election would save the city $50,000.