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Aug
21
2015
City Primary Election is Aug. 25

With the Aug. 25 primary election looming, voters are reminded to return early ballots or set aside time that day to vote at any one of the three vote centers. Additionally, early voting may be done in person from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Sunday, Aug. 23, at the office of the Yuma County Recorder, 410 S. Maiden Lane (south side of Giss Parkway).

City Primary Election is Aug. 25

Some seats could be decided

 

With the Aug. 25 primary election looming, voters are reminded to return early ballots or set aside time that day to vote at any one of the three vote centers.

And there’s urgency for those who want their voices heard: Candidates may be elected directly to office in the primary if they receive 50 percent plus one vote among ballots cast.

Voters will select three seats for the Yuma City Council and one Municipal Court Judge. In addition to three candidates on the printed ballot, voters will have four write-in candidates to choose from.

The following persons are on the ballot as candidates for Yuma City Council:

  • Jacob Miller
  • Mike Shelton
  • Edward Thomas

The following persons are running as write-in candidates for Yuma City Council:

  • Kim Hamersley
  • Stephen Madrill
  • Raul Mendoza
  • Marilyn Young

For the Municipal Judge seat, Judge Jenny Farmer-Umphress is on the ballot, unopposed.

Election Day is Aug. 25 at the three vote centers or via vote-by-mail early ballots. Voters are encouraged to check their registrations in advance and bring proper ID to the polls. Those with questions about voting should contact the Yuma County Recorder’s Office as soon as possible at 928-373-6034.

The three vote centers include:

  • Yuma Civic Center, 1440 W. Desert Hills Drive
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Neighborhood Center, 3rd Street and 13th Avenue
  • Community Christian Church, 6480 E. Highway 95

Additionally, early voting may be done in person from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Sunday, Aug. 23, at the office of the Yuma County Recorder, 410 S. Maiden Lane (south side of Giss Parkway).

Those who received early ballots are asked to return them as promptly as is convenient. Due to the signature verification process used to count early ballots, failure to return them “early” can result in a lengthy delay in releasing the final vote count.

Elected officeholders would each serve a four-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2016.

There are no propositions for voters to consider.

City of Yuma elections are nonpartisan; no affiliations to political parties are disclosed. Council seats for this election are "at large"; candidates are not bound to specific geographic areas.