The Registrar of Voters Office certifies election results (the Registrar has up to 30 days following election day). The final results are sent to the Clerk of the Council who in turn presents them to the City Council at a Special Meeting for acceptance. The City Council approves the election results. The Clerk of the Council administers the Oath of Office to the successful candidates. A term of office begins at 6:00 pm on the second Tuesday of December following certification of election results.