Archive for Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Turnout slow this morning at Baldwin City polling sites.

Poll worker Burdine Taylor hands Blake Glover his ballot Tuesday morning at the Lumberyard Arts Center for the elections of Baldwin City Council and Baldwin school board. Voters have until 7 p.m. to vote.

Poll worker Burdine Taylor hands Blake Glover his ballot Tuesday morning at the Lumberyard Arts Center for the elections of Baldwin City Council and Baldwin school board. Voters have until 7 p.m. to vote.

April 7, 2015

It was slow this morning at Baldwin City’s two polling sites as few voters went to the polls to elect three city council members and four school board members.

Poll workers at the Lumberyard Arts Center where those living in precincts 60 and 62 vote, reported that 75 voters had marked ballots by 11 p.m. It was even slower at Precinct 61 in Baldwin Junior High School were only 41 residents had voted by that time.

On the ballot are three school board candidates, incumbents Sandy Chapman and Nick Harris and political newcomer Kelly Bethell-Smith running unopposed. The only contested school board race is that in the Baldwin USD 348’s District 3, Position 3 contest between incumbent Chad Christie, who is seeking his second term on the board, and Jay Hundley.

The interest this spring was with the Baldwin City Council where Steve Bauer, Tony Brown, April Coburn, Bonnie Plumberg, David Simmons, Casey Simoneau and incumbent Shane Starkey filed. That won’t lengthen the ballot significantly, however, because all seven candidates are vying for the same three open seats. City voters can vote for as many as three candidates, and the three with the most votes will be elected to a four-year term.

The polls will remain open until 7 p.m. with those living in Precincts 60 and 62 voting at the Lumberyard Arts Center, 718 High St., and those residing in Precinct 61 voting at Baldwin Junior High School, 400 Eisenhower Road. Vinland area residents of Precinct 63 will vote at the Vinland United Methodist Church, 1724 N. 692 Road, and residents of Precinct 67 of Willow Springs Township will vote at the Willow Springs Township Hall, 303 E 1100 Road.

Look for results tonight at baldwincity.com.

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