Cold, Rain Credited for Lowering Early Vote Numbers Wednesday

A cold and rainy Wednesday slowed early voting and created the smallest daily turnout for the first three days of voting in the Sulphur Springs City Council election. Wednesday’s 55 votes added to the 94 votes cast Tuesday and 75 votes cast Monday bring the total number of votes cast to 224. Thursday hours for early voting are 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. and may provide a larger number of votes cast if voters chose to take advantage of early voting.

Places 1, 2, and 3 are on the ballot and each Place has two candidates. Early voting continues through May 1st in the second floor Conference Room at City Hall 201 North Davis Street. A handicap ramp and elevator are available to access the voting area. On Friday the 27, Monday the 30th and Tuesday, May1, early voting times are 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Election Day, Saturday May 5th, voting will be between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Although the names of two candidates, who have withdrawn from the race, remain on the ballot, any vote cast for either candidate will not be counted according to a state law passed in the last legislative session.

Author: Staff Reporter

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