In the election for Post One, Max Mulkey and Teru “Teddy” Lapaquette will be on the ballot. None of the three candidates received the 50 percent plus one vote needed to claim the win.
Mulkey had the majority of votes with 54 or 46.55 percent. Lapaquette who received 40 votes, or 34.48 percent. Jerry Jeffery Crook received 22 votes, or 18.97 percent. For a candidate to claim the seat, he or she must have fifty-percent plus one vote.
Jim Dodd ran unopposed for city council post three.
During the general election Fairmount had a 30.57 percent turnout rate, with 118 out of 386 registered voters casting ballots.
Shea Hicks, Chairman for the Board of Elections, said she anticipates a lower turn-out.
“We’ll probably have 25-percent,” she said, adding the elections office had received two advance ballots. Advance voting ended on Wednesday. “I want encourage the residents of Fairmount to come out and cast their ballots.”
Polls will be opened from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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