City still accepting write-in candidates
Mayor and three council seats up for grabs
The Cottonwood city clerk is still accepting paperwork for those interested in being a write-in candidate for the upcoming March 13 Primary Election. Three council members and the mayor have terms that are expiring.
Interested Cottonwood citizens must file papers with the city clerk by Feb. 1.
According to the City of Cottonwood, "A candidate for local office must be a qualified elector at the time of election. Any such candidate, in addition to other requirements, must be 18 years of age or more on or before the election, have resided in the city limits for one year preceding the election, and restored his civil rights if having been convicted of a felony."
Mayor Ruben Jauregui, Councilman Bob Rothrock, Vice Mayor Randy Lowe and Councilwoman Diane Joens have expiring terms. Joens, Lowe and Jauregui are all running for mayor. Rothrock has decided not to run again.
Residents Ron Hollis and Duane Kirby filed forms to run for Council before the write-in period began. Therefore, their names will appear on the ballot.
If no one else decides to run for Council, at least one seat would be left vacant after the election and would have to be filled by an appointment process.
Those interested in being write-in candidates should acquire and return paperwork to City Hall, 827 N. Main Street in Old Town.
Voters have until Feb 12 to register to vote in the Primary Election and April 16 to register to vote in the General.
Voter registration forms are available at City hall, Cottonwood Public Library, Cottonwood Post Office and the Yavapai County Annex.