Just four days until ballots are due for city elections in Yellowstone County.
Five seats on the Billings City Council are on the ballot with two candidates in each race:
John S. Armstrong
Roy Neese (incumbent)
Aldo A. Rose
Dennis L. Ulvestad
In Laurel, voters will decide on mayor and two city council seats:
Thomas Nelson (incumbent)
Ted Mize (write i candidate)
Emilie Kay Eaton
Don Nelson (write in candidate)
David G. Walters (write in candidate)
Ward 2 Councilman Richard A. Herr and Ward 3 Councilman Scot Stokes are unopposed.
Laurel citizens will also vote on whether to authorize Laurel School District to acquire land north of the big ditch for a new elementary school, which was approved by the school board this summer. This measure would not raise additional property taxes because the district will use $405,000 from a levy approved by voters in May.
To be sure your mail-in ballot is counted, Yellowstone County Elections Administrator Bret Rutherford recommends bringing your ballot to the elections office.
There are some changes since the last mail-in election because a Legislative Referendum (LR-129) was passed in 2018.
It determined that authorized persons who may turn in someone else's ballot include: caregiver, family, household or acquaintance.
Those authorized persons may drop of a maximum of six ballots per election, with a $500 dollar fine for each ballot exceeding six.
Those turning in ballots must register at the elections office or polling place.
The deadline for turning in ballots is Tuesday Nov. 5 at 8 pm.