Killeen officials have begun disseminating information about the charter election, which will take place alongside the district City Council election on May 11.
Early voting begins April 29.
Becoming educated about the 33 proposed amendments to the charter — the document that is considered the city’s constitution — may prove a formidable task for residents hoping to make an informed choice at the polls.
City spokeswoman Hilary Shine said a four-page voter guide is being sent out this month with residents’ water bills.
“An informed public is the best thing for the city, so that (the voters) can make informed decisions when they head to the ballot box,” Shine said.
Some residents have complained they did not receive the voter guide, after District 3 Councilman Terry Clark spoke during a political forum April 12 about the election guide having arrived at his home.
Shine said water bills are sent out in nine cycles throughout the month, with the last being sent out May 1.
“The important thing is that citizens be made aware of the information before early voting begins,” Clark said.
For those who do not receive the pamphlet before early voting begins, information is available on the city website, www.killeentexas.gov/election, Shine said.
The website also includes an interactive online map, which tells voters what district they live in and the precinct where they must vote on election day.
During early voting dates — April 29 through May 7 — balloting is at City Hall and the Killeen Community Center.