Monday was the legally mandated chance for the public to inspect proofs of ballots that will be used in Monroe County’s upcoming Nov. 7 municipal elections.
Ballots were on display from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Election Central (7th and Madison streets).
The ballots had been laid out for inspection on a long table by the county’s election division staff, led by election supervisor Ryan Herndon.
Arriving shortly after 9 a.m. to inspect the ballots were a couple of the Democratic Party nominees for Bloomington city offices—Nicole Bolden and Sydney Zulich.
Seeking her third four-year term, Bolden is unopposed on the ballot for city clerk. Zulich is seeking her first four-year term as the District 6 Bloomington city council representative.
All the Democratic Party nominees on the ballot are unopposed, except for Hopi Stosberg, who is competing with Republican Brett Heinisch to represent District 3 on the Bloomington city council.
Based on the sign-in sheet at Election Central, Stosberg and Heinisch dropped by to inspect ballots later in the day. Isabel Piedmont-Smith, who is the Democratic Party’s nominee for District 1 city council, also dropped by to inspect ballots later in the day. Continue reading “Election notebook: Ballot inspections, Salt Creek vacancy”