Early voting in mayoral runoff set for next week
By LYNETTE SOWELL
The Nov. 6 elections have all been decided, save for one position, that of the mayor of Copperas Cove.
Starting Monday, Dec. 3 and continuing through Friday, Dec. 7 will be early voting for the runoff election between mayoral incumbent Frank Seffrood and candidate Azeita Taylor.
Seffrood received 47.26 percent, or 2,6000 votes, and Taylor received 43.26 percent, or 2,380 votes, in the Nov. 6 election, but greater than 50 percent majority is required by city charter to declare a winner.
Polls are located at the Coryell County Justice Center, located at 210 S. 1st St. Polls will be open daily from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Seffrood has served one term as mayor, being elected in 2015. Prior to that Seffrood served on the Copperas Cove city council and is a past mayor pro tem.
He is a veteran of the United States Army and is a retired postal worker and a former instructor at Central Texas College.
Taylor is a photographer and has an associate’s degree in Emergency Management, and belongs to the Coryell County Local Emergency Planning Committee.
Election day for the runoff election will be Tuesday, Dec. 11, with polls open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., also at the Coryell County Justice Center.