See How Voting Works for an explanation of the unusual system of voting for Council-at-Large, and the way the vice mayor is chosen (top vote-getter among the three council-at-large winners.)
Steve is a candidate for one of three council-at-large positions on the 15-member Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council. The Council is the legislative body for Lexington-Fayette County, Kentucky.
The primary election takes place on May 22, 2018. In that election, registered Lexington-Fayette County voters can vote for three at-large candidates. The six candidates who get the most votes compete in the general election on November 6, 2018. Of those six, the three candidates with the most votes earn a four-year term as council member at large. Of the three winners, the candidate with the most votes becomes the city's vice mayor.
Each at-large member represents all who live in the entire urban county area. Each of the other 12 members represents a district that includes roughly 1/12 of the population of Lexington-Fayette County.
Steve was first elected to council as an at-large member in 2010, serving one four-year term. He was elected again in 2014 and received the most votes for the at-large position, so he now serves as vice mayor.
If you are a registered voter in Lexington-Fayette County, you can vote for at-large candidates—for Steve, we hope!—in both the primary and the general election. You can also vote for a district council member who represents your part of the larger urban county. To find your council district, go to Lexington Map It, click on the binocular icon to search, and type your address into the box that pops up on the left.