Early voting for city elections begins Monday
by Coy Slavik, Advance-Guard Editor
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GOLIAD – Early voting for the May 10 city elections in Goliad will start Monday at City Hall.

City election voters can cast their ballots for the mayor and city council elections at City Hall on April 28 through May 2 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day.

Early voting will also be held May 5 and 6 at City Hall from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.

City Hall will be open during the election day, Saturday, May 10, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Two candidates have filed for the vacant mayor position. Ed Carter, who has served on city council for four years and is the current mayor pro tem, is facing Anna Lopez Machacek, who previously held the office of Goliad County tax assessor/collector. Carter has been a resident of Goliad for 10 years while Machacek has resided in Goliad for 42 years.

Four candidates are vying for two positions on city council.

Alfred Perez, who has served on city council for two years and has resided in Goliad for 56 years, is seeking re-election.

Other candidates for city council are Julia Gracia, a two-year Goliad resident; Cheryl Worley, a former mayor of Goliad and 53-year city resident; and Joey Thompson, a one-year Goliad resident.

The top two vote recipients will be elected.

The Goliad Citizens for Effective Government will sponsor a candidate forum at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 26 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.
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