Voters will again have a chance to decide the winner of Place 6 for the City Council.

Marc Payne and John Hull will face off in a runoff election Dec. 12.

Members of the City Council approved a resolution ordering and establishing procedures for the runoff election.

Neither candidate received a majority of the votes during the Nov. 7 election.

Hull received 40.8 percent of the vote while Payne earned 40.2 percent. A third candidate, Danny Palmer, received 19.2 percent of the vote.

The runoff election will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., with polling at 201 S. Second St. There will also be early voting to be announced at a later date.

The runoff election will cost about $5,727.70; this amount includes labor and ballot production.

The cost of the runoff election will exceed the adopted budget. A future budget amendment will be required to fund the actual cost once all invoices are processed.

Hull and Payne have extensive experience in the area.

Hull served as Cove mayor for eight years, Coryell County judge for 12 years, as a member of the City Council for one term and was on the Copperas Cove Independent School District school board for 20 years. Hull, 85, is a long-term resident of the city, who graduated from Copperas Cove High School in 1950.

Payne has been in Copperas Cove for more than 40 years and has been on a number of boards and committees, including serving as chairman of the Economic Development Corporation.

jsteers@kdhnews.com | 254-501-7464

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