BULLHEAD CITY — Voters who show up at the polls today will be facing many decisions in addition to picking a president. Donald Trump tops the ballot as the Republican candidate for president, followed by Hillary Clinton as the Democratic Party candidate, Gary Johnson carries the Libertarian Party banner and Jill Stein is the Green Party candidate.
As they appear on the ballot, other offices up for grabs include:
U.S. Senator — Republican incumbent John McCain faces Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick and Green Party candidate Gary Swing.
U.S. Representative for District 4 — Republican incumbent Paul Gosar faces Democrat Mikel Weisser.
State Senator for District 5 — Rep. Sonny Borrelli, Lake Havasu Republican, is running unopposed.
State House of Representatives — Paul Mosley and incumbent Regina Cobb, both Republicans, face Democrat Beth Weisser and Green Party candidate Leo Biasiucci. The two top vote getters will be elected.
Arizona Corporation Commission — Running as Republicans are Boyd Dunn and incumbents Andy Tobin and Robert “Bob” Burns. They face Democrats William “Bill” Mundell and Tom Chabin. The three top vote getters will be elected.
Bullhead City elections have been moved to November on even-numbered years, but all five open City Council seats were filled in the August primary. The city’s General Plan was also approved in August. There is one remaining item: Voters will be asked today to approve a franchise agreement between the city and Bermuda Water Company.
Voters in two school districts will vote on financial matters.
The Colorado River Union High School District has a bond issue on the ballot, primarily to construct a new multi-purpose facility, while the Mohave Valley Elementary School District has a budget over-ride on the ballot to permit the district to increase its budget by more than allowed by state statute to facilitate pay hikes for teachers.
Arizona voters also face two propositions, Prop. 205 to allow recreational use and taxation of marijuana and Prop. 206 to increase the minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020.
Polls will be open today from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Nevada voters also have a busy ballot with the U.S. Senate race between Republican Joe Heck and Democrat Catherine Cortez Mastro gaining the most attention. The winner will take the seat left by retiring Democrat Harry Reid.
Heck’s congressional seat in the U.S. House is up for grabs between Republican Danny Tarkanian and Democrat Jacky Rosen.
Nevadans have four ballot questions, one on expanding background checks on more gun sales and transfers, another to legalize recreational marijuana for adults, another to open electricity markets and a fourth to exempt durable medical equipment from state sales tax.
Laughlin voters, for the first time ever, will select the five people who will represent the township on the Laughlin Town Advisory Board. Previously, LTAB members were appointed by the Clark County Board of Supervisors.
All three Laughlin precincts will vote at the Laughlin library.