A special election needs to be held to replace Councilman Bill Kruger who submitted his letter of resignation Sept. 4.
An all-mail special election on March 5 will be held to fill the former councilman's seat.
The ballots must be received by the San Bernardino County Elections Office by March 5. Completed ballots may also be dropped off at City Clerk's Office City Hall, second floor, 14000 City Center Drive, or the James S. Thalman Branch Library, 14020 City Center Drive.
The library is directly across from City Hall.
Drop offs at the Chino Hills locations can be made during regular business hours or until 8 p.m. on election night.
Replacement Ballots will be available at the City Clerk's Office. Additional details about election matters can be found at www.chinohills.org/March2013Election.
The candidates are Debra Kay Hernandez, Ray Marquez, Rossana Mitchell and Jesse Singh.
Read up on the candidate biographies here.
Council members were told by their attorney that the Government Code indicates a vacant council seat cannot be filled by appointment if it would result in a majority of the council members having been appointed.
Council members Art Bennett and Gwenn Norton-Perry were appointed in August 2008 because no one else filed papers to run for a council seat.
The city will spend $135,000 from its General Fund for the election.
The cost for a regular election could cost up to $200,000.