Birdman on the Mountain podcast – July 19, 2018 (regarding city elections)
(Guests: City Clerk Ann Kurasaki, Deputy City Clerk Tamra Reidhead, Planning and Zoning Director Justen Tregaskes)
I understand you have information to share with our viewers about the upcoming city elections this fall.
Can you explain the ballot proposition and tell us more about the General Plan?
How can voters learn more about the ballot proposition?
Will the city have a general election in November?
∙ It depends on what happens at the primary.
∙ For candidates, anyone who receives more than 50% of the vote for the office of Council member is considered elected. If all 3 seats are not filled at the primary, a general election on November 6 will be held for the remaining seats.
∙ The ballot proposition for adopting the new General Plan will be decided at the primary.
Is there still time to register to vote in the primary?
∙ July 30 is the last day to register to vote in the August 28 primary.
∙ October 8 is the last day to register to vote in the November 6 general.
∙ Voters who have moved to a different physical address, changed their names because of marriage or divorce or want to change their party designation must re-register to vote.
∙ Voter registration forms are available in the lobby at city hall.
Are there any other key dates our voters should be aware of?
∙ Early ballots will be mailed to the voters by Navajo County beginning August 1. Voters have until August 17 to request an early ballot by calling (800) 668-3867.
∙ The last date we suggest mailing back a voted ballot is Friday, August 24, to make sure it’s received by the county by the August 28 election.
∙ Or voters can drop off a voted ballot at any polling place in Navajo County on election day. All polling places will stay open until 7 p.m.
∙ If there is a general election, the date is November 6.
How can our voters learn more about our candidates?