First day of early voting for city election draws a good turnout

February 12, 2014 • Local News

Voters turned out in good numbers during the first day of early voting Wednesday for the municipal elections.

City Clerk Sharon Coll reported at least 120 ballots were cast by 4:30 p.m.

“I think it’s going really well,” Coll said.

City Hall is the only site open for voters to cast ballots in the election to decide the next mayor and five council members.

The [auth] city is using a new Voting Convenience Center system, which Coll said worked today.

“It’s going really well. I had a bunch of people come in today three to four times, with 10 people here at a time,” Coll said. “I had them out of here in 5 to 7 minutes. It has gone really fast.”

Early voting at City Hall will be open every day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Feb. 28. City Hall will be closed for President’s Day, Feb. 17.

On election day, March 4, the city will have eight sites in the city using the new system. Voters will be able to cast ballots at any of the locations.

Candidates running for office include Mayor Del Jurney and former state Rep. Dennis Kintigh.

In Ward 1, incumbent Dusty Huckabee is running against challenger Natasha N. Mackey. Ward 2 candidates are James MacCornack, Caleb Grant and Jerry Heck.

Incumbent Councilor Art Sandoval is running against Joe Green in Ward 3, incumbent Barry Foster is being challenged by Tabitha Denny in Ward 5 and Councilor Jason Perry is running unchallenged for Ward 4.

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