One election has just ended and another will begin soon. In fact, more than one election is on tap.
For the Sulphur Springs School Board and Hopkins County Memorial Hospital Board, no election will be held. Those races were no race since only incumbents filed… except for one seat on the hospital board where on one filed. That place will be filled by law by appointment of the board.
However, for the City of Sulphur Springs, there will be an election May 7th. For City Council Place 4, Charles G. Oxford will appear first on the ballot followed by incumbent Freddie Taylor. In the Place 5 race, incumbent and present Mayor Pro-tem Emily Glass will be first followed by Jimmy Lucas. Early voting in the city election will begin April 25th and be conducted Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. through May 3rd. Early voting will be conducted at the Municipal Building, 201 North Davis Street. Tuesday, April 26th and Thursday, April 28th will allow voters to cast ballots from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. as mandated by Texas House Bill 2309. Application for ballot by mail may be made to Gale Roberts, 125 South Davis Street, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482. Application for mail ballots must be made by April 26th.
The Republican and Democrat Primary Runoff election is May 24th, with early voting beginning May 16th and ending May 20th. Early voting will take place at the SSISD Administrative Board Room on Connally Street in Sulphur Springs. Hours for primary runoff early voting are 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. Polling places will be consolidated for the Primary Runoff. Only five (5) polling places will be open on May 24th. Those five include Wesley United Methodist Church, VFW, the County Courthouse, League Street Church of Christ, and Miller Grove ISD. Both Republicans and Democrats will vote at these locations only.
The Miller Grove polling place will be open due to the Commissioner Precinct 1 runoff between Maci Mattison Newsom and Mickey Barker. Miller Grove is also the only rural school where senior graduation will not affect the primary runoff.
Other primary runoff votes will be cast in both the Republican and Democrat Railroad Commissioner races, two Republican Primary Court of Criminal Appeals (Place 2 and Place 5), and in the Republican runoff for State Board of Education Place 9.
On May 24th, the polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.