City gears up for mayoral election


By LPR Staff

As the primary runoff elections wind down, Lockhart residents are being asked to gear up for another election – a special election to fill the unexpired term of the mayor”s seat vacated by James “Jimmy” Bertram earlier this year.

Three candidates have thrown their hat into the ring in an attempt to become Lockhart”s ne

west Mayor.

Local entrepreneurs and first-time candidates Joe Bruch and Donna Voetee will face former Lockhart mayor Ray Sanders in the May 1, 2010, special election.

Early voting for the special election will be begin on Wednesday, April 14 and run through Tuesday, April 27 at Lockhart City Hall. Polls will be open Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., with special extended early voting hours on Thursday, April 22, 2010, from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday, April 24, 2010, from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., and Tuesday, April 27, 2010, from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Those who wish to vote by appearance on the May 1, 2010, election day, may do so at the following locations:

District One: Faith/Fe Presbyterian Church, 900 Aransas St.;

District Two: Lockhart ISD Community Education Center, 520 N. Pecos St.;

District Three: Lockhart City Hall, 308 W. San Antonio St.; and

District Four: Navarro Elementary School, 715 S. Medina St.

Voters may also apply for a ballot by mail, by mailing an application to Early Voting Clerk, P.O. Box 239, Lockhart, Texas 78644-0239. All applications must be received (not postmarked) by the close of business on April 23, 2010.

The winner of election will be sworn in to complete the term, which expires in November 2011.

For additional information on the election or for questions about your correct voting district, contact Lockhart City Hall at (512) 398-3461.


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