Ocheyedan, Iowa — The death of a member of the Ocheyedan City Council and a petition have resulted in a special election in that city.
The City of Ocheyedan will be having a special election to fill the vacancy on the city council on Tuesday, July 14th.
Council member Gene Turner passed away recently. The Ocheyedan City Council appointed Kevin Hertz to fill the vacancy until the city election in November.
However, some Ocheyedan residents filed a petition for a special election to fill the vacancy, forcing the election on July 14th.
The two choices on the ballot will be Kevin Hertz and Clyde Hoekstra.
The Osceola County Auditor’s Office says polls will be open on July 14th from noon to 8 PM.