TRIBUNE – Greeley County ballots for the Tuesday election contained a political party designation for candidates running in nonpartisan city and school board races
The candidates are all listed as Republicans.
On Wednesday, The News asked the state Director of Elections Bryan Caskey in the secretary of state’s office about the ballot. He said the political party affiliation should not have appeared.
He contacted County Clerk Jerri Young’s office and later told The News that moving forward, ballots will not show the political party. Caskey also said the Greeley County ballots would be reprinted.
Young told The News the out-of-state vendor will reprint the ballots at no cost to the county and they will be shipped overnight Thursday night. They should be in Tribune by Friday, she said. She also said the mistake was made by the printer.
Although early voting is underway, activity is light in this election, according to Young.
There are three contests within the county. In each of the races, the number of ballot candidates is equal to the number of position openings.
Nathaniel Mark Larkin is running for mayor of Horace. There are five seats open on the Horace City Council and the ballot candidates are: Robert S. Firner, John Kennedy, Janet Crittenden, V.R. Myers and Cynthia Olson.
The three candidates running for the three open seats on Greeley County USD 200 Board of Education are: Todd W. Schmidt, Shea Stewart and Sheryl Crotinger.