The city ballot won’t look any different on Nov. 3, but there is another declared candidate for Morenci mayor.
Jason Bryant filed as a write-in candidate for mayor last week. By making an official declaration of intent, any votes cast for Bryant will be tallied. Write-in votes for undeclared candidates are not counted.
Residents have until 4 p.m. on the Friday before the election to declare candidacy as a write-in, said city clerk-administrator Renée Schroeder.
Bryant formerly served as a city council member but resigned due to his work schedule.
Voters will also choose four council members in November. Current councilors Tracy Schell and Greg Braun filed to seek four-year terms. Jason Cook filed to fill the remaining two years of a four-year term to which he was appointed last year. Joseph Varga filed for a four-year term to fill the seat that will be vacated by Pennington who is running for mayor.