Early voting ends Tuesday

Voting was slow the first two days of early voting in the Mount Vernon City Council election with 11 ballots cast in person; early voting in the election continues through 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 30.

No requests for by-mail ballots were requested City Secretary Kathy Lovier reported. The deadline to request a by-mail ballot was Tuesday, April 23. For polling place information and to read a brief biography and interview with Michael Long and Kate Prather Brock, the two candidates in the only contested race, see the April 25 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.