Center for Politics

Primary Election: Last day to register to vote is Feb. 8; Early voting is Feb. 20-March 2; Election Day is March 6

Municipal Election for mayor, three at-large councilmembers: Early voting is April 23 to May 1; Election Day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on May 5

For more information on local polling places, locations and times, click here.

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There are two seats available on the Belton City Council in the May 5 election, and three candidates are competing for the positions. One incumbent, Guy O’Banion, is facing off against residents Wayne Carpenter and Art Resa. Carpenter has served on the city council several times in the past.

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There is one contested seat up for grabs in Lampasas this election, and two political newcomers are vying for the position. Catherine Kuehne and T.J. Wright are running for the Lampasas City Council Place 4 seat. Both candidates spoke to the Herald about some of the issues they feel Lampasas…

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HARKER HEIGHTS — Scott Cosper and Brad Buckley, candidates for Texas House District 54, are immersed in a runoff election on May 22 for a spot on the Republican side of the ballot, but only Buckley attended a political forum in Harker Heights Thursday night.

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Local political candidates will be facing voters at a forum on Thursday, April 12, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Harker Heights Activity Center. The forum is held by the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Herencia Council 4297, in partnership with the Stars & Stripes Exchange Club.

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AnaLuisa Carrillo-Tapia, district 17 deputy director of the League of United Latin American Citizens for Central Texas, speaks Friday about the upcoming LULAC #4297 political forum on April 19. 

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Four candidates for the May 5 Killeen municipal elections — including two incumbents — did not file 30-day campaign finance reports with the city, leaving themselves open to possible criminal or civil penalties.

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City finances and public safety were the topics of note Thursday during a Killeen council and mayoral political forum for the May 5 election hosted by the League of United Latin American Citizens Herencia Council No. 4297.

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For the first time in 28 years, some residents will get an opportunity to shape the board of directors for the city’s drinking water provider — but so far, the candidates are easing into the campaign season.