Those with Mayoral aspirations were not the only ones on Tuesday's Municipal Primary Election ballot.
With only straight-ticket voting permitted in the Primary, the Mayor's race was the only one contested, as those running for the clerk-treasurer position or seats on the Common Council of the City of Brazil pass through to the Municipal General Election, which takes place Tuesday, Nov. 8.
The following are vote totals garnered by the those candidates Tuesday:
* Karen McQueen (Democrat) -- 605
* Pat Heffner (Republican) -- 254
* Tyler Hutcheson (D) -- 591
COUNCIL, WARD 1
* Gary Rickert (R) -- 48
* Brad Deal (D) -- 142
COUNCIL, WARD 2
* Sam Glover (R) -- 75
COUNCIL, WARD 4
* Dustin Jorgensen (R) -- 64
* Bill Lovett (D) -- 136
Following Ward 3 Council Member Steve Lamb's brief announcement last week that he would not be seeking re-election, the field is wide open to replace him as no one filed to run for the seat in the Primary.
Other open positions on November's ballot include a Republican candidate for Clerk-Treasurer and a Democratic candidate for Council, Ward 2.
Both parties have until noon, Thursday, June 30, to conduct a caucus to select individuals to fill the ballot vacancies, and until noon, Tuesday, July 5 to file a certificate of selection stating the vacancy has been filled.
However, those choosing to run as an independent have until the June 30 deadline to file a petition of nomination with the voter registration office for the verification of petition signatures. In order to appear on the Municipal Election ballot, an independent or minor party candidate must receive signatures from at least 2 percent of the total number of votes in the previous election for Secretary of State in their respective precinct(s).
Those interested in being a write-in candidate on the 2011 General Election ballot must file a declaration of intent to do so by noon, Tuesday, July 5, while noon Friday, July 15, is the deadline for any candidate to voluntarily withdraw from the municipal election ballot.
In addition, those wanting to become clerk-treasurer or council/board candidates in a town with a population of less than 3,500 (which includes Carbon, Center Point, Clay City, Harmony, Knightsville and Staunton), have until noon, Monday Aug. 1, to file their declarations.
The entire 2011 Municipal Election Calendar is available for viewing at www.in.gov/sos/elections/files/2011Calen....
For more information regarding the 2011 Municipal Elections or requirements for becoming a candidate, contact the Clay County Election Office at 448-9023.