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Bainbridge Island voters will help set the course for the Bainbridge Island City Council and the board of commissioners of the Bainbridge Island Fire Department on Election Day, Nov. 5.

Both governing bodies have a majority, or nearly one, on the ballot.

In the fire district race, four of five seats are up for election, and three of the races are contested.

For the Bainbridge Island City Council, three of seven seats are in the balance, and insightful observers rightly note that this election will solidify the start of the turnaround that began in the 2011 election or serve as a referendum for greater cooperation and consensus-building.

Here’s the basic recap of the names you’ll see on your ballot. Please vote, and let your voice be heard.

In the race for the city of Bainbridge Island City Council District 3 South Ward, voters will choose between Roger Townsend and Dee McComb.

In the race for the city of Bainbridge Island City Council District 5 Central Ward, voters will choose between Wayne Roth and Arlene Buetow.

In the race for the city of Bainbridge Island City Council District 7 North Ward, voters will choose between Val Tollefson and Richard “Dick” Haugan.

In the race for Bainbridge Island School District, Director District 2 race, voters will choose between Dale Perry and Mike Spence.

In the race for Bainbridge Island Fire Department Commissioner, Position 2 race, voters will choose between David H. Lynch and YongSuk Cho.

In the race for Bainbridge Island Fire Department Commissioner, Position 4 race, voters will choose between William “Bill” Ruddick and Eileen McSherry.

In the race for Bainbridge Island Fire Department Commissioner, Position 5 race, voters will choose between Holly vanSchaick and Theresa “Teri” Dettmer.

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