Recall Election Less Than One Month Away

In less than a month, Antelope County voters will decide a recall election involving District #3 Commissioner Allan Bentley and District #5 Commissioner Tom Borer.
Voters in the two districts will participate in a mail-in ballot. All ballots are due at the Antelope County Clerk’s office by Tuesday, Oct. 15.
The Elgin Review received several inquiries about where they live and if they will be allowed to vote.
Several years ago, the decision was made to switch from a “supervisor” form of government to a “commissioner” form with voting districts for each of the five commissioners. Antelope County Clerk Lisa Payne said last week the voting districts were established based on population.
That explains the shape of the voting districts. As shown below, District #3, represented by Bentley, is shown in green. District #5, represented by Borer, is shown in yellow.
According to Payne, a vote of “yes” on the ballot is in favor of the recall. A vote of “no” on the ballot means the commissioners should remain in office.
The last day to register to be eligible to vote in the special election will be Friday, Oct. 4 at 6 p.m.
Ballots will be mailed to all active registered voters in District #3 and #5 between September 25-30. All ballots must be returned to the Clerk’s Office by Oct. 15 at 5 p.m. to be counted.
Registered voters wishing to vote in the special election who will be absent from their residence during that time or who request the use of a ballot-marking device, should contact the County Election office at (402) 887-4410.