The City of Woodstock mayor and council serve four-year terms with staggered elections. Staggered elections mean that the mayor and council seats for Wards 1, 3, and 5 are elected in one election cycle, and council seats for Wards 2, 4, and 6 are elected during the next election cycle. Municipal elections are held in odd-numbered years, two years apart.
This year is the election cycle for Council Member David Potts, Ward 2; Council Member Tracy Collins, Ward 4; and Council Member Rob Usher, Ward 6. Each of their terms expire December 31, 2019.
The Municipal General Election to fill these seats was scheduled to be held November 5, 2019. However, no candidates registered during the qualifying period held the third week of August, which means the three incumbents seeking reelection had no opponents.
Therefore, the November 5 Woodstock Municipal General Election has been canceled, and the incumbents will take office for their new term January 1, 2020. In their honor, a special reception and swearing-in ceremony will be held January 13, 2020, at 6:00pm before the regular council meeting at 7:00pm at The Chambers at City Center, 8534 Main Street in downtown Woodstock.
Woodstock’s next election will be held in 2021 when terms expire for Mayor Donnie Henriques; Council Member Warren Johnson, Ward 1; Council Member Colin Ake, Ward 3; and Council Member Brian Wolfe, Ward 5.