STRATFORD — The special election to determine who will replace Mayor Laura Hoydick for the 120th House seat will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 27, state officials said.

Hoydick, a Republican, following through on a campaign promise, resigned the seat that she’s held since March 2010 on Jan. 2.

There are two Democrats interested in the seat — former Town Council member Phil Young and Therese A. LeFever, who has been active as a volunteer in various causes for years. The Democratic Town Committee will meet at the Baldwin Center on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m., to pick one or the other.

The Republican candidate is Bill Cabral, the party announced earlier. Cabral has been active on the political scene for years, having served on the Town Council, the Board of Education and the the Board of Zoning Appeals. He’s also volunteered for several committees in town.

Because this is a special election, there is no provision for a party primary. However, petitioning candidates can register at Town Hall by Jan. 22 to get on the ballot. Also, write-in candidates must register by Feb. 13.

For unregistered voters, the final day to register to vote in this contest is Feb. 26 at Town Hall.

jburgeson@ctpost.com