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Boulder City municipal primary voter guide

On April 5, Boulder City voters start the process of filling two open positions on the city council, as well as choosing their mayor for the next four years.

2011 MUNICIPAL PRIMARY


Boulder City's municipal primary election is April 5. The Sun interviewed all eight candidates seeking office -- two are running for mayor against incumbent Roger Tobler, who is seeking reelection, and five are running to fill two city council seats -- and asked them what they would bring to City Hall. You can find their answers, condensed and edited for clarity, in the links below.

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Early voting opened March 19 and continues through Friday. Those interested can vote in the Boulder City Council Chambers between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, April 1.

The April 5 election is technically a primary, but the new council could be decided that day.

According to Boulder City municipal code, any of the five city council candidates selected on 50 percent (plus one) of the ballots cast in the primary would win their seat and no general election would be held.

Otherwise, the candidate with the lowest percentage of the vote will be eliminated, and the four remaining nominees will run again in the June 7 general election.

For the mayor's seat, one of the three candidates must earn 50 percent (plus one vote) of the vote to win the position without going to a general election.

Otherwise, as with city council, the candidate with the lowest percentage will be eliminated, and the two remaining candidates will face off in June.

The Sun interviewed all eight people seeking office this election season and asked them what they would bring to City Hall. You can find their answers, condensed and edited for clarity, in the links at right.

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