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April 27, 2010

Slow start to City Council, Charter elections

GREENVILLE — Early voting for the May 8 municipal and special elections in Hunt County has gotten off to slow start.

A total of 49 votes were tallied Monday, the first day of early voting for the elections, 34 of which were cast in the City of Greenville City Council and Charter amendment elections.

Several area cities are conducting elections for city councils, school boards and special utility districts. Voters in Commerce are determining the fate of proposed amendments to their city charter, while the residents in Celeste, Hawk Cove and Wolfe City are being asked to decide whether they support the rededication or implementation of sales taxes.

Early voting for all county elections with the exception of those in the City of Commerce will continue between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays through next Tuesday, May 4, inside the Hunt County Voter Administration Building, 2217 Washington Street in downtown Greenville.

Voting in the City of Commerce elections will continue at the same times during the same days at Commerce City Hall.

Places 1 and 2 on the Council will be decided during the election. Steve Helsel, Dan Perkins and Tim Stainback have filed for Place 1, while Dr. Joseph Perks was the only candidate to have filed an application for Place 2.

Voters are also be deciding the fate of 13 proposed changes to the Greenville City Charter during the election.

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