Three qualify for Mount Shasta city council election

Deborra Brannon

Siskiyou County Clerk Colleen Setzer confirmed Monday that three Mount Shasta residents satisfied the requirements to be candidates in the special city council election scheduled for June 2.

The three are: real estate broker Ross Abbasi, retired district ranger Kathy Morter, and Roslyn McCoy.

The special election is to fill the city council seat left vacant when councilor Tom Moore passed away on December 30, 2014.

Whomever is elected will serve the remainder of his four-year term, which expires in November 2018.

The filing period for candidates whose names will appear on the ballot ended Friday, March 6.


Key dates and time periods leading up to the special election are as follows:

• April 6 – May 19 – Write-In Declaration of Candidacy filing period. Nomination papers for write-in candidates will be available at the Mt. Shasta City Clerk’s Office, 305 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd, during this time;

• April 3 – First day vote-by-mail ballots will be mailed to military and overseas voters;

• April 23 – May 12 – Sample ballot booklets will be mailed during this time;

• May 4 – May 26 – Vote-by-mail ballots will be mailed out by the county clerk’s office and will be available at the county clerk’s office during this time;

• May 18 – Last day to register to vote in the special election;

• May 27 – Jun 2 – Vote-by-mail ballots will be available at the county clerk’s office only; and,

• June 2 – Election Day.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. for voters voting at the polls on election day.

Vote-by-mail ballots must either be turned in to the clerk’s office or to a polling place no later than 8 p.m. on election day or must be postmarked on or before election day and received in the clerk’s office within three days following the election.