Ballots for the November 3 election went out Wednesday, October 14.

Sisters voters will decide who will sit on the City Council. There are five candidates for three positions. The top two vote-getters will serve four-year terms; the third-highest vote-getter will serve for two years. Candidates are Gary Ross; Elizabeth Fisher; incumbent Andrea Blum; Susan Cobb; and Jennifer Letz. The Nugget profiles each of the candidates in this issue.

Sheriff Shane Nelson is running for reelection, challenged by Bend Police Officer Scott Schaier. A story on that race will appear in next week’s Nugget.

Deschutes County commission candidates Phil Henderson and Phil Chang were profiled in the October 7 edition of The Nugget.

In addition, local voters will decide on whether to allow additional marijuana-growing operations in unincorporated areas of the county, and vote on bonds to renovate, upgrade, construct and equip library facilities.

The last day recommended to mail ballots to the County Clerk is October 27. Election Day is November 3, and all ballots must be received by 8 p.m. on Election Day in order to be counted. Postmarks do not count. There is a secure ballot drop at Sisters City Hall, 520 E. Cascade Ave.