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Monday, January 20th, 2020
After the first week of early voting in the special election to fill a vacancy on the city council, turnout is less than one percent.
There was no voting Monday due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
Shortly before the end of voting last Friday, city officials reported 420 votes out of 55,853 registered voters.
Early voting continues Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the College Station Utilities training facility on Graham Road.
Four people are vying to serve the remaining 22 months of the vacant seat. If no one claims 50 percent of the vote plus one, the earliest there can be a runoff is April. That’s because the city uses election equipment owned by Brazos County.
City councilman Dennis Maloney, during an appearance on WTAW’s The Infomaniacs, called on the city buying its own voting machines.
Maloney also wants a return of College Station council elections to May.
And Maloney was asked about the challenge of getting business done with six members until the vacancy is filled.
Click below to hear from the four candidates speaking at this month’s chamber of commerce candidates forum.
Listen to “College Station City Council Candidates Forum” on Spreaker.
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