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Nolanville runoff election set for Dec. 18

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Posted: Friday, November 16, 2012 4:30 am

NOLANVILLE — The runoff election between Robert Meeks and Duane G. Hampton for Seat 4’s unexpired City Council term is Dec. 18, according to a resolution approved Thursday night by the council.

Although Meeks received 57 more votes than Hampton in the Nov. 6 election, he failed to earn a majority. Meeks got 43 percent to Hampton’s 34 percent.

Hampton, who was appointed to Seat 4 in November 2011 after Miguel A. Aviles resigned, asked City Secretary Ginger Metcalf to explain why the runoff election was necessary.

“According to city charter, there has to be 51 percent of the vote and none of the candidates got that,” Metcalf said.

A man in the audience asked if other candidates could vie for the seat in the runoff. Mayor Pro Tem Brenda Huckaba replied only Meeks and Hampton could be on the ballot.

Early voting is Dec. 6-14 at the J.W. Sims Community Center in Nolanville. Metcalf said early voting hours are set for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 6-7; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 10; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 11-12; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 13 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 14.

On Dec. 18, the polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

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