It's official: Woodbury's special election will take place on Tuesday, May 20.
The date was set after the state signed off on a petition with 514 signatures to force the special election.
The petition, submitted to the Town Clerk on Dec. 20, challenges First Selectman Bill Butterly's appointment of Michelle Ecsedy to the Board of Selectmen. The Republican seat on the board became vacant when former First Selectman Gerald Stomski declined it.
Ahead of the special election, a primary on March 25 will determine the nominees.
Candidates who don't win the primary, however, can still earn a spot on the May ballot by submitting either of the following:
petition signed by 5 percent of their affiliated party challenging the
nomination (roughly 150 signatures for the Republican party)
- A petition signed by 1 percent of the total voters in town