Voting starts in Mason City Council runoff election

(WOOD file)
(WOOD file)

MASON CITY, Iowa – Mason City voters are heading back to the polls on Tuesday to vote for the next at-large city councilman.

Residents will choose between Andy O’Brien and Paul Adams, the two top vote-getters in September’s special election. They beat out six other candidates who were vying for the vacant seat.

Last week, KIMT hosted a candidate forum to give you a better idea of what each of them stands for.

Cerro Gordo County Auditor Ken Kline says 657 absentee ballots were turned in ahead of the runoff election, compared to 620 before the September election.

As of 11 a.m., about 500 voters had turned out, which is significantly down from September, Kline told KIMT News 3. He thinks weather could be playing a factor and suspects numbers will pick up later in the day.

He says about 3,700 voters turned out in September. By the end of the day, Kline estimates over 2,000 residents will turn out to vote.


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