Two spots on the city council are on the ballot in both communities, in addition to the mayor’s race.
In Blanding, four residents are running for two open seats on the City Council. They include incumbents Charlie Taylor and Robert Ogle, and challengers Taylor Harrison and Keele Johnson.
Calvin Balch is running unopposed for Blanding Mayor. The current Mayor, Toni Turk, withdrew from the race after the filing period.
Candidate profiles for the Blanding positions can be found on page 3 of this issue of the San Juan Record.
The election in Monticello is being conducted entirely through mail-in ballots. The ballots were sent to voters several weeks ago. Monticello city officials are hopeful that the mail-in ballots will increase voter participation.
In a trial run for the August primary election, approximately 40 percent of registered voters in Monticello participated in the primary.
City officials report that a large number of ballots have already been received.
There will be a number of new faces in positions in Monticello, as incumbent Mayor Doug Allen and City Councilmen Brad Randall and Craig Leavitt did not seek re-election.
In Monticello, City Council candidates Steve Duke, George Rice, Monte Wells and Matt Keyes appear on the general election ballot. In the race for mayor, Eric George and Tim Young appear on the ballot.
In an August primary election that pared the city council candidates, Duke led all candidates with 294 votes. He was followed by Rice, who secured 226 votes. Next is Wells with 124 votes, followed by 86 votes for Keyes.
Candidate profiles for the Monticello positions were run in previous issues of the San Juan Record.