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Pembroke sets date for Special Election
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Pembroke City Council approved a call for Special Election to fill the seat vacated by Tony Greeson, who moved from Pembroke.

According to City Clerk Betty Hill, the state mandates when special elections can be held and June 16 is the next available date.

The council also voted to appoint Probate Judge Sam Davis election superintendent, Betty Hill absentee ballot clerk, and set the qualifying fee at $72, which is about 2 percent of the annual salary the seat pays, according to Hill.

In other business, the May council meeting was moved from May 11 to May 14 because Mayor Judy Cook will be out of town.

The council also appointed Wayne Porter as census chairman for the census coming in 2010.

Mayor pro-tem Johnnie Miller said the census is going to be very important.

"Last time a lot of people were missed," he said. "A lot of grants and federal money comes from the census (count)," so everyone needs to be counted.

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