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Voter registration for City Council, mayoral elections is April 6

Post Date:03/30/2017 1:32 PM

To be eligible to vote in the May 6 City election, voters must be registered by Thursday, April 6.

Voter registration applications are available at VoteTomGreenCounty.org, in the Tom Green County Elections Office on the first floor of the Edd B. Keyes Building, 113 W. Beauregard Ave., and at all three Tom Green County library locations. Applications can also be obtained by mail or by calling 325-659-6541. Completed applications can be returned in person or by mail; mailed applications must be postmarked by April 6. Citizens can also register to vote when renewing their driver’s license in person at a Texas Department of Public Safety office.

To determine whether you’re eligible to vote or already registered, visit votetexas.gov/register-to-vote. Registration applications are also available at the link.

On May 6, voters in City Council Districts 2, 4 and 6 will elect representatives to four-year terms. District 1 voters will elect a Council member fill two years of an unexpired term. Voters citywide will elect a mayor to a four-year term. The candidates are: 

  • District 1: Bill Richardson, Darrin Fentress, Tommy Hiebert, Anna Bartosh.
  • District 2: Tom Thompson.
  • District 4: Chris Giroux, Lucy Gonzales.
  • District 6: Rebekah Coffman, Billie F. Dewitt, Steve Hampton.
  • Mayor: Brenda Gunter, Charlotte Farmer, Zach Taylor, Tony Villarreal.

A map of the City Council districts is posted at cosatx.us/council. Determining which district one lives in can be determined by clicking the GIS map viewer on the same page.

Early voting will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m. April 24-28 and 7 a.m.-7 p.m. May 1-2 in the Tom Green County Elections Office. Voters will have a choice of voting by paper or electronic ballot during early voting.

On Election Day, only electronic ballots will be available. Polls will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. May 6. Voters may cast ballots that day at any of 18 locations, which can be found at cosatx.us/May2017, along with other election information.

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