Sat, Feb. 22

Last day for write-ins in Cottonwood

Today is the last day to submit paperwork to become an official write-in candidate for Cottonwood City Council.

Interested Cottonwood residents must file papers with the city clerk by 5 p.m. today.

The Cottonwood primary will by March 13. The mayor and three council members have terms that are expiring. Councilwoman Diane Joens, Vice Mayor Randy Lowe and Mayor Ruben Jauregui are running for mayor. Councilman Bob Rothrock has decided not seek another term. Therefore, three council seats are up for grabs.

Ron Hollis and Duane Kirby filed forms to run for council before the write-in period began. Their names will appear on the ballot.

As of the time of this writing, John Altizer is the only one who has filed paperwork to be an official write-in candidate.

Those interested in being write-in candidates should acquire and return paperwork to City Hall, 827 N. Main St. in Old Town.

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."

Voters have until Feb. 12 to register to vote in the primary and April 16 to register to vote in the General Election.

Voter registration forms are available at City Hall, Cottonwood Public Library, Cottonwood Post Office and the Yavapai County Annex.

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