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Early voting starts Monday

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, April 27, 2013

{{{*}}}Early voting starts Monday for the May 11 city council and school board elections.

Only a few local entities have contested races: the City of Chico and Chico ISD, the City of Decatur and Decatur ISD, Northwest ISD and the City of Rhome.

Early voting runs April 29 through May 7 and hours for Decatur, Northwest and Rhome are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except Tuesday, April 30, and Tuesday, May 7. The polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. those days, as they will be on election day.

The poll in Chico is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. There are no extended hours.

ELECTION SEASON - Early voting for the May 11 city council and school board elections begins Monday, April 29, and runs through Tuesday, May 7.  Messenger photo by Joe Duty

ELECTION SEASON – Early voting for the May 11 city council and school board elections begins Monday, April 29, and runs through Tuesday, May 7. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Voting locations and candidates are:

CHICO

City Hall
400 S. Hovey

Voters will be choosing between Fletta Barrett, Sue Manning and Louise Gossett to fill two at-large seats on the City Council. They also have to elect three school board members. Paul Cantrell, Victor Gonzales and Greta McDaniel are running for Place 3. Noel Ruddick and Donald Clark are running for Place 4, and Craig Moss and Bill Hand are facing off for Place 5.

DECATUR

City Hall
201 E. Walnut

City residents will choose between Randy Bowker and Peter Rivera for Place 6 on the city council while the school board election is a race between Wade Watson and Tony Mooney for Place 1.

RHOME

City Hall
105 First St.

Six candidates are vying for three at-large city council seats. They include Chris Graves, Cole Blanche, Louis Godfrey, Charles Pennington, Ronnie Moore and Patti Mitchell.

NORTHWEST ISD

Newark Municipal Building
209 Hudson St.

Rhome City Hall
105 First St.

Voters will choose from three candidates – Kyle Morris, Edward Mergenthal Jr. and Anne Davis-Simpson – for Place 3 on the school board.

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