Voters to decide three GRISD board of trustee winners Saturday

Mark Wilson

Local voters will decide the three winners in the Glen Rose Independent School District’s board of trustees election this Saturday, May 6.

Five candidates filed to run for the three expiring at-large trustee positions. They are Jason Dillard, Tammy Hille, Kimberly McDonald, Kelly Snodgrass and Andy Snow.

Seven days of early voting ended at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Judy Shipman, who was named in February as the early voting clerk for the election, said there were 143 early votes cast.

Shipman said the voting didn’t seem to be quite as busy as usual.

“It was fairly close to what we’ve done in the past,” Shipman said. “It just varies. Usually there’s not a high turnout (for early voting).”

The voting on Election Day Saturday will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., at the GRISD Administration Building, 1102 Stadium Dr. in Glen Rose.

The seven trustees on the board are all at-large positions, and serve three-year terms. This marks the first election for board of trustee members since 2014, Shipman said.

Dillard, Snodgrass and Snow are incumbents whose terms expire this year. Snow is currently the board secretary and Snodgrass is the board president.

The other current board members are Vice President Tom Lounsberry, along with Kevin Taylor, Brady Brown and Wade Busch.

Geneva Morris is the election judge, and Bonnah Boyd will serve as the alternate election judge.

The top three vote-getters will fill the three open seats on the board of trustees, which means there will be no runoff election.

After the votes are counted on election night, if there are any provisional votes the ballot board will then determine if those votes are to be counted.

Because of that, the voting count posted on election night “could change a little,” Shipman said. “The election judge and the alternate judge run election reports for the early votes and Election Day votes. The ballot board has to meet within the next few days to determine if the provisional votes are to be counted.”

A provisional ballot is used to record a vote if there is a question about a voter’s eligibility.