It’s only a tiny sample, but the early voting numbers are in for the first two days of early voting for both the City Council election and for the Glen Rose Independent School District Board of Trustees election.
Judy Shipman, early voting clerk for the GRISD, said a total of 44 votes were cast through the end of the day Tuesday. That election is to fill the places of retiring school board members Tom Lounsberry and Kevin Taylor.
There are four candidates for the two expiring trustee spots on the ballot in that election. They are Matt Langford, Marilyn Phillips, Paul Phillips and Brian Stater.
Shipman encouraged everyone to come out to vote and increase the turnout. The poll was open Monday, although the GRISD schools were closed that day for an unused “bad weather” day. She said that 27 of the 44 votes were cast on Tuesday.
“I wasn’t expecting many on Monday because the school was closed,” Shipman said.
Glen Rose City Secretary Terri Johnson also reported that there were 44 votes cast as of the end of the day Tuesday for the City Council race, which will fill the three expiring at-large positions.
Incumbent Robert Marquez is on the ballot along with Chris Bryant, Julia Douglas, Cheryl Sheets and Laverne Wood. Current City Council members Sandra Ramsay and Doug Mitchell did not seek reelection.
The final day of the early voting period for both of those elections will be Tuesday, May 1. Election Day is set for Saturday, May 5.
The City Council early voting site is at City Hall, 201 NE Vernon St. in Glen Rose. It’s from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through April 30 (excluding Saturday and Sunday). The early voting hours will be extended — 7 a.m.-7 p.m. — on Tuesday, May 1. Election Day voting in that race will be at City Hall also, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Early voting for the School Board trustees will be at the GRISD Administration Building, 1102 Stadium Dr., in Glen Rose (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, April 23-May 1). The May 5 Election Day votes will be cast at the Glen Rose City Hall, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.