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What's on the Ballot? May 10 Election Preview


by: Katie Singh

Fri May 09, 2014 at 02:00 PM CDT


(It's Election Day! Go vote if you've got something to vote on.   - promoted by Katherine Haenschen)

The May 27 primary runoff election has been getting lots of attention recently, and for good reason. It will decide the nominees for many key statewide races.

But there's another election taking place in May--in fact, it's tomorrow. On Saturday, May 10, voters across Texas will head to the polls to vote in several key local races.

These races range from local school bonds to school board trustees to council races in many small towns. There are also some county-level seats up for a vote.

If you're not sure what is on the ballot, BOR has got you covered. Local races such as these are often decided by very few votes, so it's important to educate and inform Texans before they head to the polls on May 10.

Get a rundown of what's on the May 10 ballot in major cities across Texas after the jump.

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Travis County

There are no Austin races on the ballot on May 10, but several smaller cities in Travis County are holding elections. The City of Bee Cave is deciding on a mayor and two council seats. Round Rock is deciding on a mayor and two council seats as well. The Manor City Council has three seats up for election.

Eanes ISD is holding an election for school board trustees, and has a school bond up for a vote. Manor ISD is also deciding on its board of trustees and a school bond. Round Rock ISD and Pflugerville ISD both have school bonds up for election.

There are a few other races across Travis County, including municipal elections in the City of Westlake and the Village of Webberville, municipal bonds in Pilot Knob, and county-level elections in Pflugerville and west Travis County. You can see a sample Travis County ballot here to see if there's an election where you live. Polling locations are available at the Travis County Clerk's site here.

Harris County

Some citizens of Harris County will be voting in a special election to replace Tommy Williams in SD 4. All four candidates are Republican. A sample ballot is here. You can see a list of polling locations in Harris County here.

Bexar County

In San Antonio, there is a special election to fill the District 9 seat on the City Council, replacing Joe Krier. There's also a race for Director of San Antonio Municipal Utility District 1.

Several seats on the Alamo Community College District's board of trustees are up for a vote.

There are also municipal elections in several smaller cities throughout Bexar County. This includes races in Alamo Heights, Balcones Heights, Castle Hills, China Grove, Grey Forest, Hollywood Park, Kirby, Leon Valley, Live Oak, Olmos Park, and Sandy Oaks. North East ISD is deciding on a seat on the board of trustees, and Northside ISD is voting on a school bond.

A sample Bexar County ballot is available here. You can find your polling place here.

El Paso County

San Elizario is the only city in El Paso County with elections on Saturday. There is a special election for mayor and alderpersons' seats. A sample ballot is here.

Dallas County

There are no elections in the city of Dallas on May 10. Many smaller towns are holding municipal elections. This includes Addison, Balch Springs, Carrollton, Cockrell Hill, Coppell, DeSoto, Duncanville, Farmers Branch, Garland, Grand Prairie, Hutchins, Irving, Lancaster, Lewisville, Mesquite, Rowlett, Sachse, Seagoville, Sunnyvale, and Wilmer.

The Dallas Community College district is holding elections to fill two seats on its board of trustees.

Additionally, many Dallas County school districts are voting their boards of trustees. They include Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD, Cedar Hill ISD, Copell ISD, Dallas ISD, DeSoto ISD, Duncanville ISD, Garland ISD, Grand Prairie ISD, Irving ISD, Lancaster ISD, Mesquite ISD, and Richardson ISD.

A list of May 10 Dallas County races can be found here. A list of polling places is here.

Tarrant County

The city of Fort Worth is holding a special election on several municipal bonds tomorrow. The District 9 seat on the Fort Worth City Council is also up for a vote.

Many other smaller Tarrant County towns are also holding elections. This includes Arlington, Bedford, Colleyville, Crowley, Dalworthington Gardens, Edgecliff Village, Euless, Forest Hill, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Haltom City, Haslet, Hurst, Keller, Mansfield, Pelican Bay, Richland Hills, River Oaks, Saginaw, Southlake, Sansom Park, Trophy Club, Watauga, and Westover Hills.

There are also school district elections in Tarrant County. These include Arlington ISD, Azle ISD, Crowley ISD, Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, Keller ISD, Lewisville ISD, Mansfield ISD, and Northwest ISD.

A list of races and sample ballots can be found here. You can look up your district here.

If you're not sure if your town is holding May 10 elections and it's not listed here, be sure to double check. Voting in local elections is key to making your voice heard.



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