Early Voting for Police Chief, School Board & Bonds Starts Monday


SAN ANGELO, Texas — As the May 4 Municipal and School Board elections draw near in Tom Green County, early voting kicks off on Monday, April 22, setting the stage for what promises to be a closely watched event in local politics. With a diverse array of issues and candidates vying for attention, voters are gearing up to cast their ballots in what could shape the future trajectory of their communities.

Early Voting Details:

Starting April 22 through April 30, early voting will take place at the Elections Office in the Keyes Building located at 113 W. Beauregard. Operating hours will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from April 22 to April 26, followed by extended hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on April 29 and April 30. This extended period aims to accommodate busy schedules and ensure maximum participation in the democratic process.

Hotly Contested Races:

At the forefront of this electoral spectacle is the keenly contested race for San Angelo Chief of Police. With law enforcement and public safety at the forefront of local concerns, candidates Travis Griffith, Mike Hernandez, and Chris Cimino are locked in a battle for the coveted position. Their respective platforms and visions for the future of policing in San Angelo are under intense scrutiny as voters weigh their options.

The stakes are equally high in the education sector, with both the Christoval Independent School District (ISD) and the Wall ISD witnessing crucial contests.

In Christoval ISD, voters will decide on a $19.5 million bond issue aimed at funding a new middle school, upgrading buses, and other vital renovations. The outcome of this ballot measure could significantly impact the educational landscape of the district and the quality of learning for its students.

Meanwhile, in Wall ISD, four candidates are vying for two highly sought-after School Board Trustee seats. Crystal Braden, Houston Guy, Curtis Holtman, Kevin Ripple, and Doug Wilde are all in the running, each bringing their unique perspectives and visions to the table. With education being a cornerstone of community development, the decisions made by these trustees will shape the educational experiences of students for years to come.

Sample Ballots Available:

To help voters make informed decisions, sample ballots for the May 4 elections are readily accessible. These sample ballots provide a comprehensive overview of the candidates and issues at stake, empowering voters with the knowledge needed to make their voices heard on Election Day.

As the countdown to May 4 continues, anticipation is building across Tom Green County. With early voting offering a convenient opportunity to participate in the democratic process and shape the future of the community, all eyes are on the candidates and issues driving this pivotal election.

For more information on the May 4 Municipal and School Board elections, including sample ballots, visit https://www.tomgreencountytx.gov/pa…

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