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Election change lengthens terms
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 08 January 2014 16:42

A law passed last year that took effect on Jan. 1 will change when elections are held in the Verde Valley and around the state.New laws come into effect with the new year. Some of the new laws concern voting in municipal elections in even-numbered years, pushing dates from March and May later in the year to August and November.

The consolidated elections law, which makes it so municipal elections for posts like a seat on a town or city council will have to be held at the same time as general statewide elections, was opposed by many towns and local governments across the state.

It still passed, however, meaning that municipalities will have to hold their elections in even-numbered years.

For the full story, see the Wednesday, Jan. 8, edition of the Cottonwood Journal Extra.


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