By JESSIE HORTON
ERATH COUNTY (May 8, 2015) — Saturday is a big day for local politics – Election Day.
Susan Driskill, Erath County Voting Clerk, reminds voters that on election day, you can only vote where you’re registered. If you’re voting in the Dublin City Council election, you can only vote at the Courthouse Annex in Dublin. If you are voting in the Stephenville City Council and/or the Stephenville ISD election, you can only vote at the Erath County Courthouse in Stephenville.
Driskill reported a total of 559 Erath County voters hit the polls early this year. And she also reminded voters to be sure and bring a valid ID when they head to the polls.
“Everyone must bring a valid Texas ID with them to vote,” she said. “It doesn’t even matter if you have your registration card, if you’ve got a valid ID, we can look you up that way.”
There is only one contested seat in the Dublin races, with former councilman Tommy Sperry facing off against incumbent David Zinck for a seat in Ward 3. Dublin Mayor David Leatherwood, Ward 1’s John Johnson, Ward 2’s Bobby Mendez and Ward 4’s Melvin ‘Mac’ McMullen were all unopposed.
The same was true for Dublin ISD board members up for re-election with three seats up for grabs, those held by Charlie Bradberry, Jeff Weaver and Lathes Towns. However, only two of those incumbents are returning – Bradberry and Weaver. Towns has opted to not run again .
Up for election in Stephenville City Council race are Justin Allison and Mark McClinton for Place 1; incumbent Doug Svien is uncontested for Place 3; Andrew Hansen and Rhett Harrison for Place 5; and incumbent Sherry Zachery is also uncontested for Place 7.
Stephenville ISD Board of Trustees race includes only one as Ed Dittfurth and Paul Griffin face off for the seat left vacant last fall by former board vice president Doug McLemore. Incumbents Gary Sult (Place 1), Sherrie Evans (Place 2) and Keri Vanden Berge (Place 3) are all unopposed for their seats.