General Election this Saturday
By Elsa Maxey
For the upcoming General and Joint Election this Saturday, May 10, John Oldham’s report of the Fort Bend Elections Administration office shows 6,903 vote totals at press time for 20 early voting sites just one day before the early voting period ended. Voting activity before the last day showed most of it occurred this Monday with a 1,500 turnout.
The site with the most activity thru Monday is Missouri City accounting for 1,322 votes followed by First Colony with 806 votes. The Kendleton location, which showed the lightest activity had 34 votes cast. Early voting started April 28 and closed up this Tuesday, May 6th.
Saturday’s joint election is for selecting city, school and MUD officials among local candidates running for office, and there is a lot of political activity still underway in Fort Bend due to the contested offices, many of them include incumbent challenges. Voting will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at polling locations corresponding to the precinct number on a voter’s registration.
A quick run down shows six cities and three area school districts with races in Fort Bend. Arcola has a contested race for mayor and two council positions sought by four candidates. Fulshear’s mayor is running
unopposed and nine candidates are vying for three alderman positions, including three incumbents. Kendleton has a contested mayoral election and five uncontested council positions.
Missouri City, too, has a contested mayor’s race, two council positions—one of them unopposed, and four bond propositions on that ballot. Richmond’s mayoral race is contested and two commissioners posts up for election have seven candidates running—one of them an incumbent and another, a former county sheriff. Rosenberg is set for a special election this Saturday, too, with two propositions that have stirred immense interest in that community.
School district races include Fort Bend ISD with 11 candidates running for board trustee positions, including two incumbents; the Stafford Municipal School District with two board positions and five candidates including an incumbent; and Katy ISD has three contested board positions on its ballot with seven candidates running for office.
Other Fort Bend County races include candidates running for director’s offices in water utility and other districts. For a sample ballot and voting locations, visit fortbendcounty.gov
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