Still time to vote in council elections

COTTONWOOD - It may be too late to get ballots in the mail for the elections Tuesday in Jerome and Clarkdale, but voters can still drop off their ballots. Drop off locations are Yavapai County Cottonwood Annex, 10 S. Sixth St. in Cottonwood; Clarkdale Town Hall, 890 Main Street; Town Clerk's Office at 600 Clark St. in Jerome. The Clerk's office in Jerome will be open until 7 p.m. on Election Day.

Having a ballot postmarked on Election Day will not help. Ballots must be received by Yavapai County by 7 p.m. on Election Day, March 9. Ballots put into one of the drop boxes by 7 p.m. Tuesday will be counted.

Tuesday is a primary election. Some council candidates in Jerome and Clarkdale may win outright in the primary. Depending on the number of votes cast, other candidates may face a runoff election in the general election May 18.

Candidates for all five council seats in Jerome are: Christine Barag, Anne Bassett, Lewis Currier, Jay Kinsella, Jacob Marx, Mike Parry and Lisa Rappaport.

In Jerome, all five council seats come up for election every two years. Traditionally, the mayor in Jerome is the council candidate that receives the most votes.

There are no other ballot questions for the Jerome primary.

In Clarkdale, two seats on the council are open. The position of mayor is not one of them.

Candidates are: Ellie Bauer, Curt Bohall and Bill Regner.

Proposition 401 also is on the mail-in ballot for Clarkdale. The proposition's official title is A Resolution Proposing an Extension of the Alternative Expenditure Limitation. That resolution is more commonly referred to as Home Rule. It allows the town council to set its own budget rather than use a strict formula developed by the state.

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