Early voting in the May 9 San Angelo City Council election begins Monday, April 27, and continues through May 5.

Early ballots can be cast from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 27 through May 1 or from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 4-5 in the Tom Green County Election Office on the second floor of the Edd B. Keyes Building, 113 W. Beauregard Ave.

For voters who want to use a paper ballot, those will be available only during early voting. Only electronic ballots will be used on Election Day.

“Voters should consider that one of the advantages to voting early is there are 64 hours of early voting but only 12 hours on Election Day,” Election Administrator Vona Hudson noted.

On May 9, voters citywide will elect a mayor; residents in District 4 will also elect their City Council representative. Candidates for each office in the order they appear on the ballot are:

  • Mayor – David Nowlin, Dwain R. Morrison.
  • District 4 – Andrew Justis, Lucy Gonzales.

District 2 Councilman Marty Self and District 6 Councilwoman Charlotte Farmer are unopposed in their re-election bids. City Council members serve two-year terms.

Voters can access a map of City Council districts at cosatx.us/elections.

Photo identification is required to vote in Texas. Any of these seven forms is acceptable:

  • Texas driver’s license.
  • Texas Election Identification Certificate (issued by the Department of Public Safety).
  • Texas personal identification card (issued by DPS).
  • Texas concealed handgun license (issued by DPS).
  • U.S. military identification card containing the person’s photo.
  • U.S. citizenship certificate containing the person’s photo.
  • U.S. passport.

Voters who are physically unable to enter a polling place may vote curbside. During early voting, election officials ask that such voters call 325-659-6541 beforehand and advise they will need curbside service, though that is not required.

Ballots by mail may still be requested, but an Application for Ballot by Mail must be completed. Applications are available at voteTomGreenCounty.org or can be mailed to the voter to complete. Completed application must be received by the Election Office by April 30 by fax (325-657-9226), by mail (113 W. Beauregard Ave., San Angelo, Texas, 76903, Attn: Early Voting Clerk), or in person by the voter making the request. Once early voting begins April 25, the application cannot be delivered in person.

Voters have an option to receive a ballot for any election held during the year, but they must mark “Annual Application” on the application. Annual applications are valid only for a calendar year, so voters who filed one in 2014 must complete a new application for 2015.

For more information, visit voteTomGreenCounty.org or cosatx.us/elections.