Two women now serve on the Cortez Fire Protection District board.
Fewer than 200 ballots were cast to decide Tuesday’s election.
Unofficial results for the election were received about 8 p.m. Tuesday, just one hour after the polls closed. Candidate James Kent Lindsay received the highest number of total votes at 106; Diane Fox, 92 votes; and Sherri Wright, 82 votes. All three will serve a four-year term.
“There are more than 10,000 registered voters,” said election official Wendy Mimiaga. “We had a total of 167 ballots that were voted. It was a poor turnout.”
Mimiaga said a total of 12 ballots remain in the hands of veterans serving overseas. They have eight days to return the ballots.
“The election cannot be certified until after that eight-day deadline,” said Mimiaga.
Losing candidates Jerry Ayers received 70 votes; Larry D. Sharp, 65; and Nick Randall, 56 votes.