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Early voting jump starts election Monday

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Early voting in person begins Monday and will continue weekday through May 5 for trustees elections at four rural school districts, as well as a school bond election in Sulphur Springs. The general elections will be conducted Saturday, May 9.
Voters in Como-Pickton may cast ballots early in person starting at 8 a.m. Incumbent Beth Hankins is challenged by candidates Greg Anglin, Sherry Shadix and Brad Carr for one of the two seats on C-P’s board. Board member Mark Humphrey currently holds the other seat to be determined, but had opted not to seek another term on C-P’s board. Early voting in person will be conducted weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27-May 5, in the C-P Administration Building. The general election will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 9, in the C-P school cafeteria.
Cumby Independent School District has four people vying for two fullterm trustee seats on its board. Incumbent Jesse Heer is challenged in his bid for reelection by Bob Logue, Tammy Giles and David Tremor. David Petty, who currently serves in other seat to be determined May 9, did not file for candidacy. Voters may cast early ballots in person for the school trustee election from 7:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. weekdays beginning Monday, April 27 and continuing through Monday, May 5. The general election will be conducted at Cumby City Hall from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 9.
North Hopkins Independent School District is holding an election for two fullterm trustee slots on the school board. Voters are being asked to choose two of the four candidates. Incumbents Robert Whaley and Robert McPherson are challenged by candidates Larry Spradlin and Bruce Allen Joslin. Early voting in person will be conducted Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27-May 5 in the front office at North Hopkins school. Voting will be conducted from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 9, in the NHISD Administration office.
Four people vying for three trustee seats on Yantis Independent School District’s board of education. Margie Allen and Tonya Norris are challenging incumbents Shannon Young and Dr. Boyd McCreight. The third seat was previously held by the late Ron McKinney, who died in January. Early voting in person will be conducted from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday, April 27-May 5, in the school cafeteria. Election day voting will be conducted from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 9, in the Yantis Elementary lobby.
Sulphur Springs Independent School District had only two people, incumbent Don Sapaugh and Jason Dietze, sign up for two spots on that board. Because they are unchallenged, the district is not required to hold a trustee election.
But, SSISD will be conducting an election. Voters are being asked to vote either yes or no for the $48.4 million bond proposal designated for construction of a new middle school facility, multipurpose facility at the high school and several other facilities improvements.
Early voting for the bond proposal will be conducted weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 27 to May 5, at Sulphur Springs Municipal Building in City Hall, 125 South Davis St., with only two exceptions to that schedule. On Tuesday, April 28 and Thursday, April 30, early voting hours are extended from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at city hall.
 

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