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Early voting for the May 1 election begins Monday.

Residents of Victoria will vote for a new city council member, two new Victoria school board members and a $156.8 million bond for school improvements in the district. Here’s what you need to know to prepare for the elections.

On the ballot are Jeff Bauknight and Aaron Franco for City Council District 3, Dale Zuck and Amanda Lingle for Victoria School Board District 4 and Estella De Los Santos and Kenneth Wells for Victoria School Board District 2.

To vote by mail you must meet one of these four qualifications:

  • You will be 65 years or older by Election Day
  • You have a disability which prevents you from entering a polling location
  • You are confined in jail but not convicted of a felony offense
  • You will be absent from the county during both the early voting period and on Election Day.

Mail-in ballots may be returned by mail until Election Day or hand delivered on Election Day.

To apply for a mail-in ballot, you must submit a written application by Tuesday. Applications can be picked up at the elections office, 2805 N. Navarro St. Ste. 500, or downloaded from their website

Early voting is Monday to April 27.

Early voting will be held at the Dr. Pattie Dodson Public Health Center, 2805 N. Navarro St., Classroom A. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday; and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 26 and April 27.

You can find sample ballots online at If you have more questions, contact the elections office by calling 361-576-0124 or emailing

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Roy McLaurin

Thanks for the info just in case I am in Jail.

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