OC voting polls to open a 7 a.m. Saturday
The official count for early voters in Orange County is 2,561. Early voting began on May 2 and came to a close on May 10. Those who have not yet cast there ballot will have an opportunity to do so tomorrow from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Orange became a seven member district per a 2010 city charter amendment. The city will be represented by four single-member district represented seats, two at-large seats and a mayor.
Jimmy Sims, who currently holds Place 2, is seeking re-election by running for Place 4, which is a two-year term.
Annetter Pernell, a 48 years old Paralegal is running against Sims in the District 4 race.
District 4, under the new single-member district system, includes the Old Orange Historic District, the Cove area and part of East Town. Only voters in that district will need to go to the polls and vote in the upcoming election.
Cullin Smith is running unopposed for Place 2, which is a two-year term.
Bill Mello will seek re-election by running unopposed for Place 5.
Charles Guillory is also running unopposed for Place 6, which will be a one or two year term to be determined after the election.
The City of Orange had 127 early voters.
The citizens of Orange will be able to vote at the West Orange-Stark Middle School, located at 1402 Green Ave in Orange, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The West Orange-Cove Independent School District has four candidates running for two seats on the Board of Trustees: incumbents Dr. Mary Fontenot Hardin, incumbent Andrew Hayes; Tony Dallas and Murrey Taggart.
Voters will also vote on the new $6 million dollar bond issue which will be used for several construction projects is approved.
The WOCCISD election had 529 early voters.
WOCCISD voters will be able to cast their ballots at any of the following sites: West Orange-Stark Middle School; North Early Learning Center, located at 801 Cordrey in Orange; the Salvation Army, located at 1950 N. Martin Luther King Drive in Orange; or West Orange City Hall, located at 2700 Western Ave.
The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Independent School District will have two seats open; the incumbents chose not to seek re-election. Randy McIlwain is running unopposed for Place 1 while Barry Bates and Marlene Courmier are running for Place 3.
The LCMCISD election had 165 early voters.
Those wishing to cast their ballot tomorrow may do so at the Little Cypress Intermediate Cafeteria, located at 2300 Allie Payne in Little Cypress; or Mauriceville Middle School, located at 19952 FM 1130 in Mauriceville.
The Bridge City Independent School District has two seats open on the Board of Trustees.
Tom Orozco, who currently holds Place 6, has chosen to not seek re-election. Running for place six are: Michael C. Johnson, Mike Faulk, Chris Thomas Ed.D, and Jason “J.P” Martin. Mark Anderson is seeking re-election by running for Place 7. He is opposed by Dale Simmons.
The BCISD election had 440 early voters turn out.
The City Council for Bridge City voted to cancel the general election because all of the candidates were running unopposed.
Those wishing to cast their vote for the BCISD elections may do so at the Bridge City High School Gym, located at 2690 Texas Ave. in Bridge City, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.