There is a strong possibility that two or more four-year terms will be decided when the City of Yuma's primary election takes place August 27th, with early voting currently under way. That is because any candidate who receives at least 50 percent plus one vote among all the votes cast will win the seat and will not participate in the general election. And in two of the races, Mayor and Presiding Municipal Court Judge, only two names appear on the ballot.
Early voting is under way now for the primary election. The deadline for requesting early ballots by mail from the Yuma County Recorder’s Office is Friday. Additionally, early voting may be done in person from 8am to 5pm Mondays through Fridays at the office of the Yuma County Recorder, 410 South Maiden Lane.
The results of the primary election will leave a total of two candidates remaining for each seat, meaning at least one will be eliminated from participating in the November general election. Additional eliminations will occur for each candidate elected through the 50-percent-plus-one rule.