Voters in Ward I will head to the polls Tuesday to select their representative on the Bellevue City Council.
Four candidates are vying for the position: Steve Carmichael, Dave Compton, Steve Dawes and Michael Knebel. Whomever earns the most votes, even if it’s not a majority, will win the contest and hold the seat until January 2017.
Early voting began Sept. 30 and continues through Friday.
The Sarpy County Election Commission will be closed Monday in observance of Columbus Day.
Voting on election day will run from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at polling sites across Ward I. Absentee ballots must be delivered to the commission’s office by 8 p.m. that day.
To find your polling place, visit www.voter check.necvr.ne.gov. For more information, visit sarpy.com/election or call the commission at 402-593-2167. Its offices are located at 501 Olson Drive, Suite 4, near Shadow Lake Towne Center in Papillion.
For those still looking to make up their minds, recent issues of the Bellevue Leader have given attention to the candidates and their positions on issues facing Ward I.
The Bellevue Leader sponsored an election forum, which is still being broadcast on Bellevue TV (Cox Channel 17) through Saturday.
The forum is played daily at 7 a.m., weekdays at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m., and Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.
Last week’s Leader offered candidates an opportunity to give their pitch to voters in their own words. The Leader profiled each candidate in its Sept. 25 issue and reported on their comments during the forum in last week’s issue.
The Leader will report the results of the election on its website, bellevueleader.com, on Tuesday evening. Those results will come after the Leader’s deadline for next week’s paper, but complete results and coverage of the outcome will appear in the Oct. 23 issue.