MASON CITY, Iowa – With so many candidates in the running for Mason City City Council, it is possible we see a runoff election.
To be official, any one candidate needs to receive more than 50 percent of votes.
Ken Kline, Cerro Gordo County Auditor, says that might be tough with eight candidates running. If no one receives over half, the top two will run against each other in December. Kline says he’s optimistic this time around.
“Local government I think people feel, voters feel, they’re more in touch with local people they elect. Again I encourage everyone to participate,” Kline said.
Kline thinks 3,000 to 4,000 will vote this time around. Already more than 600 absentee ballots have been submitted. He says last year’s special election for At-Large was the second lowest turnout in the past 25 years.