Most qualified voters in the area have received their ballot to vote on the proposed Petersburg Borough Petition.
“If you have not received your ballot, please contact the Division of Elections,” Petersburg Mayor Mark Jensen stated.
Voting Official, Naomi Welde, will be available for absentee, in-person voting in the City Council Chambers from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from now until Tuesday, Dec. 18.
Correspondence from the U.S. Department of Justice was received recently and read into the record by Jensen during Monday's regular council meeting.
Jensen stated that the City of Petersburg was notified Nov. 28 that the Department of Justice recently announced it will defer pre-clearance of the proposed Petersburg Borough until after the approval of the voters.
“As a practical matter, this means the new Borough may not become effective until sometime in March rather than January as previously believed,” Jensen said. “Further communications will be forthcoming.”