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April 16, 2018
Early Voting in municipal election starts next Monday
LITTLE ELM (April 16, 2018) Early Voting opportunities in the municipal elections for seats on the Little Elm Town Council start on Monday, April 23 and continue through Tuesday, May 1.
Voters will have only one contested race in which to cast their ballots either during Early Voting or on Election Day, May 5, even though the Town Charter declares three seats eligible for election.
“That’s because incumbents in two of the three seats did not attract any opposition candidates,” says Town Secretary Kathy Phillips. “The two Council members who currently occupy Places 3 and 5 have been declared elected, since they were the only ones who submitted their names for consideration by voters.”
The other seat, the Mayor’s position, drew the incumbent, David Hillock, and an opponent, Jeff Jones.
Voters who go to the polls will only see that race and may only vote in that election. The winner will assume the Mayor’s position.
The incumbent in Place 3 is Neil Blais, the current Mayor Pro Tem, and the incumbent in Place 5 is Nick Musteen.
Early Voting will take place in the Little Elm Recreation Center, 303 Main Street in Little Elm, among other locations throughout Denton County.
Polls will open at 8 a.m. on April 23 and close at 5 p.m. Those same hours of operation will be in effect each day until Saturday, April 28. On Monday, April 30 and Tuesday, May 1, the polls will open at 7 a.m. and remain open until 7 p.m.
“Little Elm residents who want to take advantage of Early Voting do not necessarily have to come to the Recreation Center,” added Phillips. “Qualified voters may cast their ballot at any of the Early Voting locations in Denton County.”
For a list of locations and times of operation of other Denton County Early Voting sites, residents should consult www.elections.dentoncounty.com or www.littleelm.org.
Significantly, voters who choose to vote on Election Day must vote in their specific precinct. Residents can determine the correct precinct for their home of record by visiting the two websites listed above or by consulting their voter identification card issued by Denton County.