City special election early voting to start

Monday first day for east ward residents to case ballots in Dec. 21 council matchup

Phillips Phillips Rockdale voters—well, half of you—there’s a special election for you to decide this month and early voting starts Monday.

Denise Wallace and Leroy Phillips are vying for the unexpired term of an east ward city council position that’s been vacant since September.

Election day is Saturday, Dec. 21.

Early voting will be held at City Hall. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, Dec. 9 through 17.

Extended early voting hours, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., will be Monday, Dec. 16, and Tuesday, Dec. 17 only, according to Ci t y Manager Kelvin Knauf.

Last day to submit an application for a mail-in ballot is Dec. 14 and applications must be submitted by 5 p.m., Knauf said.

EAST WARD— Only those residing in the east ward can cast votes in the special election.

Easiest way to determine which ward you reside in is to look at your yellow voter registration card, which is good through Dec. 31.

Wallace Wallace Inside the “city” box on the back will be listed either RKDE ( Rockdale East) or RKDW (Rockdale West).

If it says RKDE, you may vote in this special election. If not, you can’t.

If the box is blank you don’t live in the Rockdale city limits and can’t vote in any city election.

Call City Hall, 512-446-2511, if you need more help in determining in which ward you reside.

The vacancy occurred Sept. 5 when Melody Dawson resigned the post she had held for two years.

ID—This will be the first city election to be conducted under Texas’ new photo-ID voter law.

Those casting ballots will need to produce a driver’s license or other approved photo ID in order to cast a ballot. Go to www.votetexas. gov and click on “FAQ.”

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