The filing period for the Modesto City Council seat held by outgoing Councilwoman Kristin Olsen will be Sept. 7-23.
People who want to be considered for an appointment to her seat must live within council District 5, which is north of Briggsmore Avenue, generally between Tully Road and Rose Avenue.
Applications are available online at www.modestogov.com/ccl.
Candidate forums are expected to be held Oct. 14 and 21 at Sylvan Elementary School.
On Nov. 4, three council members are scheduled to hold a public meeting to consider the applicants and recommend one for the seat by Nov. 9.
Olsen was re-elected to a second term in November. She won a Republican primary for the 25th Assembly District in June, and she does not face an opponent on the November ballot.