Three candidates are competing for Apalachicola's city commission seat #3 when Election Day rolls around Sept. 5.

The incumbent, Frank Cook announced earlier this year he planned to retire. Seeking to replace him are Anita Grove, 57, 174 Avenue C, former director of the Apalachicola Area Chamber of Commerce who now works as coastal training program coordinator for the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve; Charles Kienzle, 64, 15 Eighth Street, retired from a career as an executive in the hospitality, oil and transportation industries; and R. Brent Mabrey, Jr., 68, 105 11th Street, a retired school teacher and health department staffer.

All city commission seats are non-partisan and voted at-large by all registered voters within the city. Unless one of the three candidates gains at least half the vote, the top two candidates will square off in a run-off on Sept. 19.

Registration for the Sept. 5 election closes Monday. The last day to request to receive a mail-in ballot is August 30.

Early voting will be held from Aug 28 through Sept. 2 at the supervisor of elections offices, in Apalachicola at 47 Avenue F, and at the annex in Carrabelle at 912 NW Avenue A.

On Election Day, voters in Apalachicola cast ballots at the Fort Coombs Armory.