Early voting continues next week
By LYNETTE SOWELL
A total of 270 Copperas Cove voters made their way to the polls through Wednesday during this first week of early voting in the City of Copperas Cove, which continues today along with Monday through Friday next week. In Gatesville, 272 registered voters cast their ballots as well.
Voting total overall for Coryell County was 546, with 4 votes being mail-in ballots.
Polls are open today in Coryell County through 5 p.m., with voting resuming on Monday and continuing through next Friday, with Coryell County polls being open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
Polls are located at the Coryell County Annex, 201 S. 2nd St. in Copperas Cove and the Coryell County Annex at 201 S. 7th St. in Gatesville.
Copperas Cove voters who are registered in Lampasas County may vote early at Lampasas New Covenant Church, 1604 Central Texas Expressway, Lampasas; or at the Kempner Fire Training Station, 315 Pecan St., Kempner. Lampasas County polls are open for the same hours as Coryell County today and next week.
Copperas Cove voters who are registered in Bell County may vote early at the Bell County Annex, 301 Priest Dr., Killeen; Killeen Community Center, 2201 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd.; Harker Heights Parks & Recreation Center, 307 Millers Crossing. Bell County polls are open today until 5 p.m., Saturday, October 28 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Sunday, October 29 from noon until 5 p.m., and are open Monday through Friday next week from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Places 6 and 7 on the Copperas Cove city council will be decided on Election Day, Tuesday, November 7.
Candidates on the ballot for place 6 include John A. Hull, E. Marc Payne, and Danny Palmer.
Place 7 is a two-way race between incumbent Matthew Russell, with Charlie Youngs challenging for that council seat.
Candidates for the CCISD board of trustees include Place 5 incumbent Bob Weiss who faces off against challenger Jeffrey Gorres. For place 6, incumbent Jim Copeland faces challenger John Gallen. Dr. Karen Harrison is the place 7 incumbent and runs unopposed.
Voters will also be casting votes either for or against one city proposition, that of whether or not the city shall create a municipal development district, or MDD, as well as voting on seven state propositions.