The last day to register to vote in the May 5 local elections in April 5.
Early voting begins in the May 5 elections on April 23 and ends on May 1.
Salado ISD has called for a $49.4 million bond election for the construction of a new middle school, safety corridors at Thomas Arnold elementary and improvements to existing and construction of new athletic facilities.
The local ballot will also have contested races for Mayor of the Village of Salado and Village of Salado Board of Aldermen.
Three candidates have filed for election as Mayor: David Williams, Linda Reynolds and Skip Blancett (incumbent).
Five candidates have filed for two positions on the Board of Aldermen: Judy Fields, Michael Coggin, Frank Coachman (incumbent), Chad Martin and Becky Butscher.
Early voting and election day voting will be at the Salado Civic Center on Main St.
Early voting hours are these:
April 23: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
April 24: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
April 25: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
April 26: 7:30 a.m.- 8 p.m.
April 27: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
April 28: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
April 29: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
April 30: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
May 1: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Election day hours are 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Texas law requires the photo identification.
This requirement is effective immediately.
Here is a list of the acceptable forms of photo ID:
• Texas Driver License issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
• Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
• Texas Personal Identification Card issued by DPS
• Texas Handgun License issued by DPS
• United States Military Identification Card containing the person’s photograph
• United States Citizenship Certificate containing the person’s photograph
• United States Passport (book or card)
With the exception of the U.S. Citizenship Certificate, which does not expire, for voters aged 18-69, the acceptable form of photo identification may be expired no more than four years before being presented for voter qualification at the polling place. For voters aged 70 or older, the acceptable form of photo identification may be expired for any length of time if the identification is otherwise valid.
Election Identification Certificates are available from DPS driver license offices during regular business hours.
Here is a list of the supporting forms of ID that can be presented if the voter does not possess one of the forms of acceptable photo ID and cannot reasonably obtain one:
• copy or original of a government document that shows the voter’s name and an address, including the voter’s voter registration certificate;
• copy of or original current utility bill;
• copy of or original bank statement;
• copy of or original government check;
• copy of or original paycheck; or
• copy of or original of (a) a certified domestic (from a U.S. state or territory) birth certificate or (b) a document confirming birth admissible in a court of law which establishes the voter’s identity (which may include a foreign birth document).
After presenting one of the forms of supporting ID listed above, the voter must execute a Reasonable Impediment Declaration.