The local consolidated elections will be held Tuesday, with the last day for early voting, grace period registration and early voting, as well as in person absentee voting held from 9 a.m. until noon tomorrow at the Marion county courthouse.
According to Marion County Clerk Steve Fox, he anticipates less than 15 percent turnout for the election that will select council and trustee members for local communities, as well as some mayors and village presidents.
In both Centralia and Salem, there are contested races for city council.
In Centralia, Howard Jones; Jason Hunter; Warren Hynes; Joshua Qualls and Doug Krutsinger are all running for two available seats.
In Salem, Joan E. Kless; Thomas F. Christie; S. Jane Gaston; Kip Meador; Jim Baity and Sue Morgan are all running for two available seats on that council.
In Kell, Joyce A. Sherwin is running against David Laczynski for mayor; in Odin, Michael G. Kelly is running against Ronald Roberts for village president; in Sandoval, Pamela Gelsinger is running against David Boatright for village president; and in Patoka, Stacy Hood is up against Betty Brumfield for village president.
The village of Junction City has a full ballot of mayoral candidates. Larry E. Miller; Tom Charlton; Henry E. Rowcliff, Sr., and David Winegarner are all vying for the seat being vacated by current mayor Jerry Gray.
Patoka also has a full ballot of candidates for village council. Allen Hinderliter; Robert G. “Bob” Smith; Nancy J. Snider; Jeremy Landreth; Brooke Lopez and Larry Miller are all vying for one of three spots available.
To take a peek at the ballot for your community, click on the links below for complete listings of candidates for Clinton, Jefferson, Marion and Washington county communities.