City election set for Tuesday

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Judge, council posts on the line

By The Staff

City of Las Vegas voters will head to the polls Tuesday to elect a municipal judge and two city councilors.

Unlike in past years where city voters had to go to a designated polling site, this year any registered city voter can vote at either of the two polling sites set up by the City Clerk’s office. Those polling places are Robertson High School’s Michel Marr Gymnasium and the West Las Vegas Gillie Lopez Gymnasium. The move is expected to save the city $9,000.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The only citywide race on the ballot is the one for municipal judge. In that race, incumbent Eddie Trujillo is being challenged by former city councilor Diane Moore and by Luna Community College employee Eric Cummings.

Ward 1 voters will also decide whom they want representing them on the Council. Vying for that position are incumbent Tonita Gurule-Giron and businessmen Oliver L’Esperance and John Lucero.

The race for the Ward 4 seat is between incumbent David Romero and former city employee Michael Espinoza.

In order to avoid a runoff election, the top vote-getter in each of the races will need to receive more than 50 percent of the vote.

Unlike in past city elections, there is no mayoral race on this year’s ballot, and some worry that that could lead to low voter turnout on Tuesday.