Turnout low in city runoff
Kerry Craig | News-Telegram Assistant Editor

June 10, 2005 - If the number of votes cast during the early voting period in the city council runoff election is any indication of the level of interest in the race for the Place 7 seat on the city council, it will only take a few minutes to count the ballots after the polls close Saturday.

At the end of the day Tuesday, the close of the early voting period, election judge Nell Furney said only 261 ballots had been cast and another two mail ballots were received to bring the vote total to 263.

On Saturday, voters will be faced with the task of selecting either Yolanda Williams or Dan Hamiter for the council seat.

In the May 7 municipal election, Williams, a full-time college student, trailed investor-developer Dan Hamiter by only 14 votes to make it into the runoff election.

On election day, Saturday, June 11, balloting will be in the Council Room at the Sulphur Springs Municipal Building, 125 South Davis St., from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

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