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1,500 ballots returned, 3,200 ballots to go for Craig city election

Voters should drop off ballots or visit voting booths by Tuesday

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

— Ballots for Tuesday’s city election have been streaming in. Approximately 1,500 of nearly 4,700 ballots have been received, a number that equates to about 32 percent of active Craig voters, according to Moffat County Election Supervisor Tori Pingley.

“It’s a little lower than we’re hoping for,” Pingley said. “We’re still hoping for a better turnout.”

The election — which will determine a total of four seats on the Craig City Council, a new city mayor of Craig, and whether a city sales tax hike and use tax will be implemented — is limited to residents who live within city limits.

Voters who haven’t yet mailed their ballots are advised to drop off their ballot at the 24-hour drop box at the Moffat County Courthouse near the east entrance.

Voters also have the option of visiting the voting booths at the courthouse from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today or Monday, and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

“We usually get another 25 to 35 percent of (voter turn out) on election day,” Pingley said. “That’s being pretty optimistic, though.”

About 1,900 ballots were turned in for the last city election.

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