So where does that leave us? The mayor has 5 days from October 26 to announce when the primary election will be......you know what, I am just going to defer to a colleague of mine who served as vice-chair of the election code review committee:
If the resignation takes place Friday Oct 26, the Mayor has until Wednesday Oct 31st to issue a proclamation providing Primary and General Election dates for Ward 2. It is likely the proclamation will be made Tuesday, October 30th.
The Primary has to take place between 23 and 30 days of the proclamation, which likely puts it on Tuesday, November 27th, after the Thanksgiving holiday.
The General must take place between 21 and 30 days from the Primary, which likely puts the election on Tuesday, December 18th.
I suppose it could be worse, but this is not a lot of time to get organized. Debbie Rosen McKerrow will certainly be in the news as a candidate, and I will certainly let you know when I hear of anyone else.