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Breckenridge in middle of two elections

Breckenridge in middle of two elections
April 27
11:28 2018

Breckenridge is in the midst of two election cycles, each with different voting dates, polling locations and candidates.

City Election
Currently, Early Voting is underway for the City of Breckenridge election that includes the Mayor position and two City Commissioner positions. That voting place is at the City Offices, 105 N. Rose Ave. Early Voting will continue through 5 p.m. today, Friday, April 27, and then from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, April 30 and May 1. Election Day will be Saturday, May 5, and the polling location on election day will be in the City Commission Chambers at 105 N. Rose Ave.

According to City Heather Robertson-Caraway, City Secretary, as of late Wednesday afternoon, fewer than 70 people had voted in Early Voting.

All eligible voters of the City of Breckenridge may vote for all of the positions.

There are two candidates — Allena McElyea Duncan and Bob Sims — vying for the mayor’s position. Candidate profiles on the mayoral candidates are listed in a separate article. Click here for those profiles.

The ballot will also include the two City Commissioner places that are up for election this year; both of those candidates are unopposed. Russell Blue and Rob Durham are running for Commissioner Place 1 and Commissioner Place 2, respectively.

To vote on Election Day or during the Early Voting period, a voter must have one of the following forms of ID as required by the Texas Secretary of State:

  • Texas Driver License issued by the Department of Public Safety. NOTE: This form of ID should not be used if “Limited Term” or “Temporary Visitor” appears on the face of the card as this indicates the person is not a U.S. citizen.
  • Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS.
  • Texas Personal Identification Card issued by DPS. Note: This form of ID should not be used if “Limited Term” or “Temporary Visitor” appears on the face of the card as this indicates the person is not a U.S. Citizen.
  • Texas License to Carry a Handgun issued by DPS.
  • United States Military Identification Card containing the person’s photograph.
  • United States Citizenship Certificate/Certificate of Naturalization containing the person’s photograph.
  • United States Passport.; Note: A “passport card” which is also issued by the U.S. Department of State, is acceptable.

For more information about the upcoming City Election, contact Heather Robertson-Caraway, City Secretary at 254-559-8287.

Click the link below for sample ballot.

Sample Ballot – City Election

County Election

Additionally, the candidates for two local county offices are gearing up for the Republican Primary Runoff Election next month.

That election will include two offices, County Commissioner Precinct 4 and Justice of the Peace. Eric O’Dell and Jamie Whitley are vying for the county commissioner position, and Steve Spoon and Leslie Blackerby are in the runoff for the Justice of the Peace position.

The run-off election will be May 22, and Early Voting will be May 14-18. Early Voting will take place at the Stephens County Courthouse, and Election day voting will be in the individual precincts.

Those are the only local races in the run-off election, but there are also run-offs in the statewide Republican election as well as on the Democratic side.

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