Tuesday is Election Day in Crawford as voters decide whether or not to recall Mayor Connie Shell.
As with all elections in Dawes County, it’s mail-only vote and County Clerk Cheryl Feist says anyone that hasn’t already sent in their ballot should drop it off in person at the drop box outside the courthouse.
That’s because any ballot not in by 5:00 tomorrow – 2 hours earlier than for most elections – won’t be counted and there’s no way to guarantee that a ballot mailed today will be processed and delivered by then.
Feist says her counting board will start tabulating the ballots almost immediately after 5:00, so she hopes to have the results by 6:00 or 6:30.
Recall supporters say that Shell, midway through her first term as mayor, doesn’t have the community in her best interest.
They also say she is self-serving, accused lucrative businesses in town as not being valuable, and has threatened members of the Chamber of Commerce with personal lawsuits.
Shell denies all the accusations and says petition signers have told her that circulators lied to them about what they were signing.