Today, March 31st is the first day of voting for the Special City Council Elections in Elkader and Garnavillo on April 20th. Elkader has two candidates running to fill the position that was vacated by the resignation of Ed Josten. Tony Hauber, who was originally appointed, along Caleb Shea are running for the position. In Garnavillo, two people are running to fill two vacant positions. Bob Bodish and Bonnie Dietrich recently resigned. Bodish has filed to run again, and also filing was Shelly Dietrich. Mailed Absentee ballots must be requested by Monday, April 5th. Both Special Elections will be held on April 20th.