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Run-off set for council seat

While many in the city government hoped to be finished with the municipal election, it turns out that will not be the case.

Challenger Tommy Ryan will again face incumbent District Three City Councilman Otto Duke on Tuesday, Sept. 14.

According to Assistant City Clerk, voters in District Three will vote at the Butler County Health Department between the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Ryan led the race in the regular municipal election with 67 votes.

Duke followed with 61 votes and challenger Phillip Graham, in his first political race ran a close third with 57 votes.

However, now it is between Duke and Ryan.

Arnold said is important to have some identification on you when you go to vote.

&uot;Remember voter identification is now required before a voter can cast their ballot,&uot; she said.

For those needing to still register to vote, the deadline is Friday, Sept. 3 at 4 p.m.

She urges all to note the absentee ballot deadline.

&uot;The last day to make application for an absentee ballot is Thursday, Sept. 9 at 4 p.m.,&uot; she said.

&uot;All absentee ballots being returned to the City Clerk must be postmarked on or before Sept. 13.&uot;

Also, they will have public testing of the electronic vote counters to be used in the Sept. 14 runoff at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 9 in the Council Chambers.

Also, to avoid confusion, be sure you know where you belong.

&uot;We again suggest that voters stop by City Hall or either Fire Station to check the District Map if they are not sure which district they are in now,&uot; she said. &uot;There are quite a few voters who used to be in District 3 but who are now in District 4 since the realignment of the districts occurred due to the 2000 Census.&uot;