Tuesday is Election Day<br>

March 13 is judgment day in Cottonwood and Camp Verde.

Municipal primary elections will decide council posts as well as ballot questions. In Camp Verde, the election was all-mail, but those who forgot to mail in their ballots can still call Town Hall for information about how to get their ballots counted.

In Cottonwood, there are four candidates for three council positions. There are also three questions for voters to answer.

Retired educator Steve Dockray and attorney Scott Miskiel are challenging incumbents Mike Baker and Joan Cerny. If the votes are close and a general election is needed, it is scheduled for May.

Ballot items include Proposition 200. A yes vote will repeal the 2.2-percent sales tax on food items sold in Cottonwood. A no vote will keep the 2.2-percent sales tax.

Proposition 300 is the Home Rule option. A yes vote extends the city’s alternative expenditure limitation another four years. A no vote would not allow the city to expend the limitation.

Voters will also be asked if the City of Cottonwood should be authorized to engage in the water utility business. A yes vote grants the authority, but does not mean the city will immediately open a water utility company. A no vote prohibits the city from being in the water utility business.

In Camp Verde, the ballot items regard only candidates for council and mayor.

Current council member Brenda Hauser is challenging Mayor Barbara Miller for the top post.

There are three council seats open, and Tony Gioia is the lone incumbent running. LeRoy Hunter, John Reddell, Robert Foreman and Bill Field are all hoping that Tuesday will be their day.

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