Early voter turn out for city elections slow

Staff Writer

Early voting for the Big Spring and Coahoma city council elections began yesterday with a rather slow start.
According to the Howard County Election’s Office, a total of three people cast their ballots in person Monday out of 2,023 eligible voters.
The office has also received 12 mail in ballots as of Monday.
Voting hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The election’s office will have extended hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday and again Tuesday, May 2.
Election Day is Saturday, May 6, where voters will decide who will sit in a leadership role for the city.
In the Big Spring city council election, incumbent Raul Marquez Jr. and Tracy Parker are seeking the District 1 position. Only residents who live in District 1 are eligible to vote.
Four candidates are running for two at-large seats on the Coahoma city council. Voters will choose between Jay Holt, Brandy Manning — both incumbents — T.J. Rueda, and John Mulkey.
For more information, contact county election’s office at 432-264-2273 for more information.