COTTONWOOD - Cottonwood voters have elected two council members. Two more of the original five candidates will face a runoff during the General Election May 21. Provisional and ballots delivered late added 48 ballots to the count since Tuesday night, but did not change the standings.
Council newcomer Randy Garrison won the most votes in Tuesday night's balloting with an unofficial count of 1067.
Long time Council Member Karen Pfeifer placed second with 1006 votes.
Two other incumbent candidates, Tim Elinski with 822 and Linda Norman with 807 votes, will vie for the one remaining council term.
With 704 votes, Darold Smith was eliminated from the race.
There were 31.7% percent of registered voters casting a ballot in the Cottonwood Primary election.
"I've been shown very positive response and support from the public," said Garrison. "I am glad the votes reflect the many years of participating in numerous committees and the years of hard work."
The May 21 ballot also will have a question for Cottonwood voters pertaining to a Permanent Base Adjustment question that would set a new ceiling for city spending.