Early voting in the Salado ISD Board of Trustees and Village of Salado Board of Aldermen election began April 27 at the Salado Civic Center.
Early voting will be weekdays 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. through May 4. The final day of early voting will have extended hours of 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on May 5.
Election day, the polls will be open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. May 9 at the Salado Civic Center. The last day to apply for a ballot by mail is April 30. The last day to receive a ballot by mail is 7 p.m. May 9.
In the first two days of early voting, turnout has been slow. Only 41 have cast ballots in the Salado ISD Board of Trustees race. In the Village of Salado race, only 31 have cast ballots.
Appearing on the ballot for Salado ISD Board of Trustees are Brad Bolick, Melanie Kirchmeier and Chris Seaton. Kirchmeier is a one-term incumbent and Seaton served three terms on the board before retiring two years ago.
Mike Matthews’ name appears on the ballot for Salado ISD Trustee, but he announced April 21 that he was withdrawing from the race.
“I would like to announce an unofficial withdrawal,” Matthews stated in an April 21 email to Salado Village Voice. “Due to family, work, and time restraints I feel I would not have the time to serve properly on the Salado school board.”
The two candidates with the most votes will be elected to three year terms on the board of trustees.
Three incumbents and a challenger have filed for two-year terms on the Village of Salado Board of Aldermen. Incumbents Fred Brown, Hans Fields and Michael McDougal all filed for re-election. David T. Williams has also filed, making the race contested. The three candidates with the most votes will be elected to the board.
Traditionally in Salado about half of the votes cast are cast in early voting.