Fraser Valley, Winter Park election update |

Fraser Valley, Winter Park election update

The Towns of Fraser and Winter Park will hold municipal elections on April 5.

Winter Park will hold a regular polling place election. Winter Park Town Hall will serve as the sole polling place. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Winter Park’s town clerk has certified four candidates for the election: Mayor Jimmy Lahrman and councilmen Jim Myers, Mike Periolat and Chris Seemann.

The four are running for the same seats they vacate.

The three candidates receiving the highest number of votes will receive four-year terms, while the candidate with the fourth highest number will receive a two-year term.

Also on the ballot is Referred Measure A, which asks whether Winter Park will continue indefinitely with a 1 percent sales and lodging tax adopted in 1991.

Of that 1 percent, half of revenue goes toward marketing Winter Park and half toward capital improvement projects.

Voters may register to vote up to Election Day.

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Fraser will conduct an all mail ballot. Ballots were sent to eligible electors between March 14 and March 18 and may be returned by mail or in person to Fraser Town Hall, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at any time prior to Election Day. Ballots may be dropped off on Election Day between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Requests for replacement ballots may be made at Fraser Town Hall on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Absentee ballots may be requested during normal business hours before 5 p.m. on April 1. Absentee ballots must be returned by 7 p.m. on Election Day.

The office of mayor and three trustee seats are currently up for election.

Trustee Philip Vandernail and Mayor Peggy Smith will compete for the four-year mayoral term.

Parnell Quinn, Trustee Eileen Waldow, Sam Brewer and Herb Meyring are all running for the three trustee seats. The two candidates with the highest votes will receive a four-year term while the third candidate will receive a two-year term.

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