As of Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Contested council and board races, and a water bond issue are up for decision in next Tuesday’s Nov. 3 elections.
Don't wait to turn in mail-out ballots
GRANGEVILLE – As of Monday, Oct. 26, the Idaho County Elections Office reports 65 request for absentee ballots; 49 have been received back, of which 18 were voted at the courthouse in Grangeville.
For the Rapid River Water and Sewer District bond election (mail-out ballots only): The district had 46 registered voters as of Oct. 9; 26 have been returned so far.
Regarding mail-out ballots: To be counted, these need to be at the elections office by close of polls, 8 p.m., on election day, Nov. 3. If you want until election day to turn in a mail-out ballot, you will have to hand-deliver it to the elections office.
Questions, call 983-2751.
Three four-year-term positions are open on the Grangeville City Council, sought by Amy Farris, Daniel Gautney, Peter Lane and Michael Peterson.
The four-year-term mayor position is open, sought by incumbent Rick Alley and challenger Rod Pilant.
Two four-year-term council seats are open, sought by Homer Brown, Janis Ann Owen-Comrie and Darlene Wadsworth.
Grangeville Cemetery District
Incumbent John Lamb faces off against challenger Bruce Battles for a four-year term on the Grangeville Cemetery District board.
Rapid River Water Revenue Bond
Voters in the Rapid River Water and Sewer District will be deciding on a $500,000 water revenue bond to fund system infrastructure improvements and additions. A simple majority is required for passage.
Sample ballots in Free Press
To review races up for decision in the Tuesday, Nov. 3, elections, see sample ballots printed on pages 3-4B in this week's Idaho County Free Press.
Races are uncontested in the following towns:
- Cottonwood: mayor, Denis Duman; two council positions, John Duman and Shelli Schumacher;
- Ferdinand: mayor, Gabriel Riener; two council positions (four-year term), Judy Forsman and Maria Imhoff; one council position (two-year), Scott Oliver;
- Kooskia: mayor, Charlotte Schilling; two council positions (four-year) Donald Coffman and Martin Stettler; one council position (two-year), no candidate.
- Riggins: two council positions, Carolyn Friend and Gary L. Miller (write-in);
- Stites: mayor (no candidate filed); two council positions, Josh Bradley and Gerald Cathey.