Conexión San Ángelo / Staff report

SAN ANGELO – Vona Hudson, Tom Green County Election Administrator and other staff members: Coordinator of Elections, Rudy Olivas Election Clerks--Kathy Pyburn , Kimberly Thomas and Cyndy Drozd have double yeoman’s work this year with not one, but two upcoming elections—May 5th and May 22nd.

“We are currently working on two elections as we have one for the schools which is May 5.” Early voting for that starts on Monday, April 23.

“And also, we are getting ready for the Primary Runoff in the Democratic and Republican parties and that is set for May 22.” While early voting is May 14, the deadline to register is also April 23.

Besides SAISD's bond election, the other four are: Christoval ISD, Grape Creek ISD, Veribest ISD and Wall ISD.

Christoval and Grape’s elections are on bond issues while Veribest and Wall’s elections are on school board trustees. The four candidates for Veribest’ school board are: Justin Warren, Chris Blackwell, Bo Briley and Krista Wilde. Wall’s four school board candidates are: Michael Jones, Natalie Scherz Craddock, Curtis Holtman and Steven Brooks.

Early voting for the May 5th election will begin Monday, April 23.  SAISD, Grape Creek, and Christoval ISD’s will be conducting bond elections.  Veribest and Wall ISD’s will be conducting trustee elections.  Five early voting locations will be open for this election.  Voting locations and hours include: 

EV Main – Edd B. and Frances Frink Keyes Building, 113 W. Beauregard, Election Office

Monday, April 23 – Friday, April 27; 8 am to 5 pm

Monday, April 30 and Tuesday, May 1; 7 am to 7 pm

Grape Creek ISD Community Room, 8207 US Highway 87 North

Monday, April 23 – Friday, April 27; 8 am - 5 pm

Monday, April 30 and Tuesday, May 1; 7 am - 7 pm

PAYS Campus, 1820 Knickerbocker Road

 Monday, April 23 – Friday, April 27, 8 am - 5 pm

 Monday, April 30 and Tuesday, May 1, 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

 Lee Middle School, 2500 Sherwood Way

 Monday, April 23 – Friday, April 27, 8 am - 5 pm

 Monday, April 30 and Tuesday, May 1, 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

 Lincoln Middle School, 255 Lake View Heroes Drive

  Monday, April 23 – Friday, April 27, 8 am - 5 pm

 Monday, April 30 and Tuesday, May 1, 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

19 countywide polls will be open for Election Day, May 5th.  Hours are 7 am to 7 pm.  A list of voting locations is available on the election webpage: www.votetomgreencounty.org. Sample ballots may also be found on the webpage as well as blank ballot by mail and voter registration applications.  

 The primary runoff election will be May 22nd and early voting will begin May 14th.  Early voting for that election will only be conducted at the election office.  The deadline to register to vote or update a registration for the primary runoff election is April 23rd.

Ballots by mail have been mailed for both elections to everyone that has submitted a ballot by mail application and indicated a party preference.  The deadline to apply for a ballot by mail for the May 5th election is Monday, April 23rd and for the primary runoff election is May 11th.

Voters must use the return envelopes provided with their ballot.  It is important that they match the correct ballot with the correct election and submit them separately.  Ballots returned in the same envelope may not be counted.  The white secrecy envelope is not required and if the voter places the ballot directly in the yellow envelope, the ballot may still be counted.  Voters are also reminded to be sure they sign the outside of the yellow return envelope before mailing the ballot. Hudson stated that the ballot must be signed, otherwise it will not be officially counted.

“When a person is voting in person they must show their I.D.” “The only way we can verify voters by mail is to take the signature off of their application from the ballot by mail and compare them to make sure it is the correct voter,” concluded Hudson.

Voted ballots may not be returned in person, except on Election Day, and the voter is required to bring in their own ballot and show ID when surrendering the ballot.  Voters may surrender an un-voted ballot and submit a request to cancel the ballot by mail to receive a regular ballot at the poll.

 For further information, call the election office at 325-659-6541 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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