The Montevideo City Council met in the city hall at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 13, for the purpose of canvassing the returns of the city election of November 6, 2018.

The Montevideo City Council met in the city hall at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 13, for the purpose of canvassing the returns of the city election of November 6, 2018.

Council members present were Marvin Garbe, Sandra Hodge, Todd Hay, and Nathan Schmidt. City Clerk Glennis Lauritsen was also present.

In the race for mayor, Jim Curtiss received 1,370 votes, while current Mayor Debra Lee Fader (who had previously withdrawn from the race) received 605 votes. There were also 56 write-in votes for mayor for a total of 2,031 votes cast in the mayoral race.

Three seats were up for the city council, with four candidates vying for those seats. Voters could vote for up to three candidates.

Bryce Curtiss received 1,362 votes; Marvin Garbe received 1,138 votes; Daniel Sanborn received 1,197 votes, and Steve Sulflow received 1,325 votes. Total votes cast for city council was 5,065.

Nathan Schmidt made a motion, seconded by todd Hay and unanimously passed, to declare the following candidates elected: Jim Curtiss as mayor for a two-year term, and Bryce Curtiss, Daniel Sanborn, and Steve Sulflow for four-year terms  on the city council.

In Precinct 1 there were 1,357 total registered voters, while in Precinct 2 there were 1,342 registered voters for a total of 2,699 registered voters in the city.

The total number of ballots counted in Precinct 1 were 885 at the polls along with 202 absentee ballots. In Precinct 2, there were 913 ballots counted at the polls and 133 absentee ballots for a total of 2,133 ballots cast in the city election.

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