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San Marcos voters can cast ballots in a runoff election for Place 3 on the City Council Tuesday, Dec. 13 at designated polling places.

Terry Nichols and John Thomaides gained the most votes in a four-way contest for the seat. Since no candidate won a majority of the votes, the top two candidates went on to the runoff.

Today is the last day of early voting; polls are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the San Marcos Public Library in the Large Meeting Room. The library is at 625 E. Hopkins Street.

San Marcos City Council members are elected at-large for three-year staggered terms. All city registered voters are eligible to vote.

San Marcos Election Day polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and include:

• Precincts 110/113: Election Administrators office, 401-C Broadway.
• Precincts 111/112: Dunbar Center, 801 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
• Precinct 114: Allenwood Homes auditorium, 1201 Thorpe Lane
• Precinct 116/315: Hernandez Elementary School, 333 Stagecoach Trail
• Precinct 120: San Marcos Housing Authority, Residents office, 820 Sturgeon.
• Precinct 330: Lamar Central Office Annex, 500 W. Hutchison.
• Precinct 332/334: Old Fish Hatchery Building, 201 C.M. Allen Parkway
• Precinct 331/336: Horizon Bay auxiliary room, 1720 Old Ranch Road 12.
• Precinct 127/446/447: Travis Elementary School, 1437 Old Post Road.

After the polls close at 7 p.m. Tuesday, returns will be posted on the Hays County website at and will be linked from the City of San Marcos website at In addition, results will be posted at City Hall on the outdoor bulletin board and on the city’s election webpage.

The city will air election returns on Grande Channel 16 and Time Warner Channel 10 after the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting Tuesday.

Click here for San Marcos Mercury’s interview with Nichols and here for the interview with Thomaides.

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