Early voting continues Thursday and Friday in Copperas Cove for the runoff election for council seat Place 6.

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

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 in November.

A third candidate, Danny Palmer, received 19 percent of the vote.

The runoff election will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., with polling at 201 S. Second St.

Early voting will be Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the same location.

Hull and Payne have extensive experience in the area.

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.

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 a member of the Copperas Cove Independent School District school board for 20 years.

Hull, 85, is a longtime resident of the city, who graduated from Copperas Cove High School in 1950.

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

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