Voters in Bloomfield’s Ward 3 will be voting in a runoff election to select their city councilman as this week’s edition of The Bloomfield Democrat goes to press Tuesday, Dec. 5.

The results of the election will be posted on The Bloomfield Democrat’s website,, and on Channel 7, Bloomfield Cable News, Tuesday night as soon as votes are tabulated.

Earl Howard and Jerry Hawkins were the top two vote-getters in the Nov. 5 election, but neither received 50% of the vote in the three-way race including Jeff Clark. If no candidate receives 50%, state law requires a runoff election between the top two candidates.

Residents of Ward 3 will vote at the Bloomfield Fire Station between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8 p.m.