By Amanda Rogers
After a six-month COVID-19 fueled delay, it’s finally time to vote.
Early voting in the national, state, county and local elections opens Tuesday, Oct. 13, with the general election set for Nov. 3.
City council and Mansfield school board elections were originally set for May 2 but postponed due to the pandemic.
On the Mansfield City Council, incumbent Larry Broseh is unopposed for Place 7. Todd Tonore and Philip DeGroat are in contention for Place 6, which is currently held by Terry Moore.
A special election is being held for the unexpired terms for mayor (Place 1), which is being vacated by David Cook, who is seeking a seat in the Texas House of Representatives. Michael Evans, Brent Newsom, George Fassett and Moore are seeking the mayor’s seat.
A special election will also be held for Newsom’s unexpired term for Place 2. Scot Bowman, Tamera Bounds and Skeeter Pressley are in contention for that position.
Mansfield ISD school board elections are for Place 6 and Place 7. Incumbent Courtney Lackey Wilson is opposed by Corinne Fiagome and Yolanda McPherson for Place 7. Incumbent Darrell Sneed did not seek re-election for Place 6, and Warren Davis is the only remaining candidate for the seat after two other candidates dropped out.
Polls for Tarrant voters will be open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 13-17 and, Oct. 19-23; 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 24; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 25; and 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 26-30. Polls also will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 3.
Early voting for Tarrant County residents will be at the Mansfield Sub-Courthouse, 1100 E. Broad St., and Oct. 29-30 only at MISD Athletic Complex, 3700 E. Broad St.
Johnson County polls will be open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 13-16 and Oct. 19-23; 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 24; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 25; and 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 26-30 and Election Day Nov. 3.
Early voting for Johnson County residents will be at Precinct 3 Maintenance Facility, 10420 E. FM 917 in Alvarado.
Ellis County polls will be open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 13-16; 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 17; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 19-23; 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct.24; 1-6 p.m. Oct. 25; and 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 26-30 and Election Day Nov. 3.
Early voting for Ellis County residents will be at the Midlothian Conference Center, 1 Community Circle Drive in Midlothian.
If there is a need, all run-off elections will be held Dec. 8.
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