May election offers a full slate of choices for voters

Ballot drop boxes at the Malheur County Courthouse in Vale, and in Ontario, Nyssa and Jordan Valley will serve as collection points for ballots for the May 18 election. The drop box at the Malheur County Courthouse has been moved to the rear parking lot. (The Enterprise/Les Zaitz)

VALE – For the first time in a while, the off-year election on May 18 will showcase more contested races that run the gamut from the Treasure Valley College Board to the Jordan Valley School Board.

There are 20 contested races on the ballot and 56 incumbents seeking re-election without challenge. In all 76 seats are up for a vote, according to the Malheur County Clerk’s Office.

There are contested races on the Treasure Valley Community College Board, the Jordan Valley, Ontario, Nyssa, Annex and Adrian . . .