Residents of New Minas will have more than one opportunity to vote in March.
Because village commissioner Dale Pineo resigned on Feb. 11 in order to run in the county’s District 11 byelection, the village needs to fill his seat. The chosen commissioner will fulfill the rest of Pineo’s three-year term, which ends in May 2014.
A byelection will be held on March 13. Nomination day is Feb. 27, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., at the village office.
Commissioners debated waiting until the regularly-scheduled May election to fill the seat, but there was concern about voter confusion. A decision was made to go ahead with a vote within 30 days of the vacancy.
There still may be some confused voters: the county election in District 8 and 11 is scheduled for March 16.