Early voting ends with good turnout

February 28, 2014 • Local News

More than 1,500 voters cast ballots [auth] at the close of early voting Friday in this year’s municipal elections.

City Clerk Sharon Coll said her goal was to get at least 1,500 voters through the new Voting Convenience Center system at City Hall during early voting. By 3:30 p.m. Friday, more than 1,540 had cast ballots.

A steady stream of voters had used the system during early voting.

Eight polling centers will be available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

To find a list of locations, and detailed information about the elections, see Sunday’s edition of The Record. To view articles about each candidate, subscribers to The Record’s website can find a link at the top of the main page.

As Tuesday neared, candidates for mayor and City Council continued to try to sway voters.

Mayoral candidates Del Jurney and Dennis Kintigh outspent council candidates as the municipal elections drew to an end.

Jurney raised an additional $2,090 from outside sources and pitched in $1,320 of his own money to fund $2,465 in advertisements, postage for mailings and website costs.

That brought Jurney’s total campaign contributions as of Thursday to $9,795. He has spent a total of $10,159.

Mayoral candidate Dennis Kintigh has outraised and outspent the incumbent. He raised another $2,600 and spent $2,714 on postage and stamps since his last financial report.

Kintigh’s total contributions reached $14,644 and spending reached $36,436 by Thursday.

Ward 5 candidates did not report any further contributions or spending in the past week.

Council candidate Joe Green in Ward 3 collected another $300 but spent $1,540 in newspaper advertising and mailings. Green has reported total collections of $4,140 as of Thursday. He had spent $3,190.

Ward 3 incumbent Art Sandoval collected $3,850 and spent $3,389 on radio and newspaper advertising and a consultant. Sandoval had collected $9,432 and spent $5,656.

In Ward 2, three candidates continue to vie for the seat vacated by Councilor Jimmy Craig.

Candidate Caleb Grant took in another $1,900, bringing his total as of Thursday to $6,037. He has spent a total of $7,812 in his campaign for the seat.

Opponent James McCornack reported that he did not receive any contributions or spend any money in the past week. He has raised $2,435 and spent $942, according to an amended report.

Candidate Jerry Heck raised another $400, bringing his total to $720. He has spent $2,019.

Ward 1 incumbent Dusty Huckabee raised another $640, bringing his total to $3,090. He reportedly has spent $3,054. His opponent, Natasha Mackey, took in another $777, making her total contributions $3,852. She has spent $3,709.

Candidates are still required to file one last report before Tuesday.

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