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First Two Days Prove Slow Start to Early Voting in City Council Election

With 169 votes cast, 94 votes cast Tuesday and 75 votes cast Monday, by city residents registered to vote, the first two days provide a slow start to early voting in the Sulphur Springs City Council election. Places 1, 2, and 3 are on the ballot and each Place has two candidates.

In Place 1, Erica Armstrong is challenging incumbent Craig Johnson. Place 2 incumbent Clay Walker chose not to seek re-election. Vying for Place two are Sara Gibson and Jimmy Lucas. This is Gibson’s first run as a candidate. She has prior experience on a city board and is the daughter of a past councilman and mayor, Bill Watts. Lucas has unsuccessfully sought election to city council before. Place 3 sees incumbent Oscar Aguilar challenged by Norman Sanders.

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. Thursday April 26th the voting place will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. On Wednesday the 25th, 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Saturday May 5th, voting will be between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Although the names of two candidates, who have withdrawn from the race, remain on the ballot, any vote cast for either candidate will not be counted according to a state law passed in the last legislative session.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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