Registration deadline nears for May 10 city & school elections
By Elsa Maxey
Next Thursday, April 10, is the last day for a Fort Bend County resident to register to vote for the May 10, 2014 municipal and school district elections, advises Fort Bend County Elections Administrator John Oldham. For the last election, the Texas Primary, a total of 349,736 were eligible to vote in Fort Bend County.
Some active Fort Bend County eligible voters however, may be going to the polls for city official races as some of the local government elections were cancelled. But there will be school board races on the ballot. For Fort Bend ISD, Trustee Positions 1, 4, and 5 have candidates in the running for office with two incumbents, Bruce Albright and Patsy Taylor seeking reelection. Stafford Municipal School District shows two trustee positions open and five candidates, including incumbent Rodney Butler on its upcoming ballot. Katy ISD’s election shows candidate slates for three trustee positions with all three incumbents, Bill Proctor, Terry Huckaby, and Henry Dibrell, aiming at holding on to their elected seats.
The cities of Arcola, Fulshear, Kendleton, Missouri City, Richmond, and Rosenberg will have elections next month, and with the exception of Rosenberg, each of those cities has mayoral and council member offices to be decided. The City of Rosenberg will have a resolution on its ballot. It will ask its residents to vote in favor or against city land proposed for donation for a roadway project known as the “One-Ways Pair” project.
In addition to the elected officials’ races, Missouri City will show four separate bond propositions on its ballot totaling $40 million – $6.5 m for drainage, $5m for a fire station, $5.7 for facilities, and $22.8 for transportation projects.
The entities in Fort Bend County with elections on May 10th have contracted with the Fort Bend County Elections Administration for election services. Towards this end, Oldham, who oversees the administration of the elections, informs new voters of options for registering including doing it in person at the elections office, 4520 Reading Road in Rosenberg; registering by mail with forms obtained at post offices, city halls and libraries in Fort Bend County; or downloading a registration form from the county’s election website, fortbendvotes.org.
For more information, contact John Oldham, 281-341-8670.
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