Cass County Auditor Dale Sunderman reports ballots for the Nov. 5th, 2013 City Elections in Cass County (for the cities of Anita, Atlantic, Cumberland, Griswold, Lewis, Marne, Massena and Wiota), are available at the Cass County Auditor’s Office. Absentee ballots may be requested by registered voters who will not be going to their assigned voting sites on election day.
The polls will be open on November 5th from Noon to 8-p.m. for all cities in the County. Persons unable to go to the polls on election day, may vote prior to election day by paper ballot, either by mail, or in person during normal business hours, at the Auditor’s Office at the Cass County Courthouse. The deadline to request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you, is Friday, November 1st.
Absentee ballots may also be cast on Election Day from 8-a.m. to 11-a.m.
Polling site information:
Anita – The Anita Community Center; Atlantic – Ward 1, Zion Lutheran Church. Ward 2, Atlantic Public Library. Ward 3, Cass County Community Center. Ward 4, United Church of Christ. Ward 5, Heritage House; Cumberland – Cumberland Community Center; Griswold – Griswold Community Center; Lewis – The Lewis Public Library; Marne – The Marne City Hall; Massena – at the Massena Public Library; Wiota – at the Wiota City Hall.
In Atlantic, two current members of the City Council won’t seek re-election this fall. Shawn Shouse, in Ward 5, and At Large Councilman Steve Livengood, did not file their nomination papers for re-election.
Two persons have filed nomination papers for those respective seats on the Council, however. Lori Stuart has filed to run for the 5th Ward seat, and Bob Cord has filed for the At Large position. As previously mentioned, Mayor Dave Jones and 2nd Ward Councilperson Kathy Somers, have filed their papers for re-election on November 5th. Charlene Beane is the lone candidate running for the Parks and Recreation Board, leaving a second seat open to a write-in candidate.
In Anita, there are three seat open on the City Council. The candidates include Mark Harris and Incumbent Dennis L. Zimmerman. In Cumberland, Nancy Virginia Coughlin is running unopposed for Mayor. And, running for the three open seats on the City Council, is incumbent Gary Cooper and Douglas C. Neiner, who was appointed. In Lewis, incumbents Matt Klein and Marilyn Mundorf are running for re-election to fill the two seats on the Council. In Massena, Linda Reineke (who was appointed as Mayor), is running unopposed. Four people are running for 2 seats on the Council in Massena, including Jackson R. Bissell, Kevin McCunn, incumbent Robert McKnight, and Doug Venteicher.
In Griswold, where there are two seats open on the City Council, Incumbent Jared Wyman has filed for re-election, along with Barry Moore. In Marne, Mayor Randy Baxter will be unopposed in his bid for re-election, but there is a six-way race for five seats on the City Council. Four incumbents: Alan Cranston, Randy Henningsen, Lanny Kite and Angela Redler, have filed for re-election. Two others are challenging the incumbents, including Lori Holste and Randy L. Fischer.
And in Wiota, Mayor J. Ford Lillard is unopposed for his re-election bid, while four people are running for two seats on the City Council. They include incumbents Kathryn Havens and Deanna Spry, along with Jeff Lillard and Lamar K. Spies.