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November 28th, 2011
Early voting in council runoff begins today


Early voting for the Place 3 City Council runoff between John Thomaides and Terry Nichols will begin Nov. 28 and continue through Dec. 9. Election Day is Dec. 13,.

Thomaides and Nichols were in a four-way race for Place 3 in the Nov. 8 election and no one received a majority of the votes.

Early voting locations for the runoff include:

Hays County Election Administrator’s Office, 401-C Broadway
· Nov. 28, 2011 and Dec. 5, 2011 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
· Nov. 29, 2011 through Dec. 2, 2011 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
· Dec. 3, 2011 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
· Dec. 6, 2011 through Dec. 9, 2011 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

San Marcos City Library, Large Meeting Room , 625 E. Hopkins
· Nov. 28, 2011 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
· Nov. 29 – Dec. 2, 2011 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
· Dec. 3, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
· Dec. 5, 2011 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
· Dec. 6-9, 2011 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Texas State University, LBJ Student Center , 700 Student Center Drive
· Nov. 30, 2011 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
· Dec. 1, 2011 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Voters may apply to vote by mail by contacting the Elections Administrator’s office, 401-C. Broadway, San Marcos, Tx. 78666.

The city council will canvass the runoff election returns and certify the election at a special meeting on Dec. 21 at 5:15 p.m.

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9 thoughts on “Early voting in council runoff begins today

  1. Let’s shoot for even less public participation this time around than we got during the general election! Go Apathy! Let’s see if we can firmly establish a plutocracy in our fair polis…thank God people of the past fought for our right to participate in the formation of our government. We should be proud…

  2. Received an absolutely ridiculous mailer from the Nichols campaign today. Local candidates sure are learning how to sling dubious mud these days. Reading that piece was worse than listening to Newt Gingrich putting people “on notice” that he never advocated all these things he’s gone on the record advocating over the years.

  3. I’m somewhat confused. The Mayor and City Council officials have the SAME AMOUNT OF POWER. Why did JT abdicate his seat to loose a race for Mayor. So, basically he quit his City Council job wanting the glam job as Mayor. And, now he wants his job back….things that make you go hmmm…

    To the San Marcos 300 who stood vigil against the microchipping ordinance, don’t forget that JT overturned his promise to you on election night with no warning in the RSS feeds to the public. Some transparency for those that take the time to care for our critters and issues facing us here at city hall.

    Best, LMC

  4. PS: Yes, I realize only the Mayor can create an agenda item. And, it takes 3 city council members to do that same deed. Other than that, there is no difference between an elected Mayor and City Council Member.

  5. Lisa, surely you’d agree a mayor wields influence that extends beyond parliamentary procedure during City Council meetings. I do not believe Susan Narvaiz would have held the same sway over development in this city had she been just one vote on the council. It’s more than a glam job….it’s a position of influence.

  6. I think it at least gives you a choice spot during the Just For Fun Parade…and of course you occupy a prominent place in the hearts and minds of the overwhelming masses who turn out for elections in our modern day Athens…

  7. Nice Keith!!!!!!!

    at Tari – Actually in terms of paril procedure it is two city council members. Which further proves my point. Second, if your notion is the case, then why does JT not run for Mayor next year? Seems like back to square one to me. He quit his job for aspirations, it did not work out for him. Now he wants his job back. Sorry….he is not that big of a superman against development. And, broke his word to 300 citizens on privacy/health issues regarding RFID of our critters here in San Marcos. He fell right in line with Mayor Susan !!!

    At least they get the Library as an early voting location for their runoff! Again, i’ve heard no advocacy for the Victory Gardens box, a traditional polling location for the Southside, which appears to disappear now for city races. Shameful!

    Best, LMC

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