1/26/2011 8:45:00 AM Feb. 7 last day to register to vote for Chino mayor, council
Chino Valley Review
Feb. 7 is the last day for people to register to vote in Chino Valley's March 8 primary election for mayor and council. A runoff general election will be May 17, if needed, between the two candidates for each seat receiving the most votes. Both elections will be vote by mail, which means all registered voters will receive a ballot in the mail, and voters must either mail or drop off the ballots, received by 7 p.m. on election day. A vote-by-mail election has no polling places.
Mayor candidate Chris Marley is going up against the current mayor, Jim Bunker, and the following residents are seeking three seats on the council: Mike Best, James Conn, Darryl Croft, Charlotte "Charlie" Marriott, Lon Turner and Donna Williams.
Early voting will begin Feb. 10 and the last day for write-in candidates to file is Jan. 27.
People can drop off ballots at either Chino Valley Town Hall, 1020 W. Palomino Road, Chino Valley, or at the Yavapai County Administration Building, 1015 Fair Street in Prescott.
The mayor is elected to a two-year term and the councilmembers to four-year terms. To avoid having all the council seats expire in the same year, council terms are staggered with the mayor and three councilmembers elected at one election and the mayor and the other three councilmembers elected two years later. Any candidates receiving a majority of all the votes cast at the primary election will be declared elected without running in the general election.
In addition to Mayor Bunker's term ending in June, the following council members' terms also are expiring - Vice-Mayor Ron Romley, Council Member Joel Baker and Council Member Gloria Moore, all three of whom are not seeking re-election.
People can get more election information at the Town website at chinoaz.net or call town hall at 636-2646, or at the county elections website of www.co.yavapai.az.us or call 771-3248.