Sv Voters Re-Elect All Incumbents

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Star Valley voters approved home rule by a wide margin, averting the threat of drastic cuts in the town’s budget.

Moreover, the town will not have to hold a general election in August after voters in the mail-in ballot gave all three incumbent candidates at least 50 percent of the total vote cast.

Councilors George Binney, Gary Coon and Barbara Hartwell ran unopposed in the primary, meaning they only needed to get 50 percent of the vote, plus one, to secure their seat for another four years.

Each received roughly 360 votes, more than three-quarters of votes cast.

Voters also passed home rule, with nearly 80 percent voting yes.

Of the 474 mail-in ballots cast, only 98 were against home rule, which lets Star Valley set a spending limit higher than state law allows without voter approval.

Only 33 percent of registered Star Valley voters participated in the election.

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