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Town, school races will be settled Saturday

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Voters will head to the polls this Saturday between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to determine the outcome of numerous municipal and school board elections across southern Denton County.

Don’t expect long lines to vote this year, if the lack of interest in early voting is any indication.

Turnout for early voting was sluggish across Denton County, according to Frank Phillips, Denton County’s elections administrator.

Phillips said 1,489 ballots were cast at the Flower Mound Police and Municipal Court Building, which breaks down to about 186 voters per day.

“The turnout seems even slower than normal I would say,” said Phillips. “It is baffling because a lot of these issues affect you more in your daily life than national politics.”

He said that typically 40 percent of total voters cast ballots early and 60 percent vote on election day.

Voters must cast their ballots at the location where their precinct is assigned.

Argyle residents will vote at Argyle Town Hall, 308 Denton St.

Bartonville and Lantana residents will cast ballots at Bartonville Town Hall, 1941 E. Jeter Rd.

Copper Canyon and Double Oak residents vote at Double Oak Town Hall, 320 Waketon Rd.

Flower Mound residents living west of FM 2499 will vote at the Flower Mound Public Library, 3030 Broadmoor. Residents east of FM 2499 will vote at the Police and Municipal Court Building.   

Highland Village residents vote at the Highland Village Municipal Complex, 1000 Highland Village Rd.

Click here to confirm your polling location.

A number of town council and school board seats are up for grabs in southern Denton County.

In Argyle, Place 2 Town Council member David Wintermute is being challenged by Kay Teer. Meet The Candidates: Argyle

Two out of three Bartonville council seats drew opponents. In Place 3, Bill Scherer will challenge incumbent Ryan Litherland and Jim Langford has filed to unseat council member Bill Reaves in Place 5. Meet The Candidates: Bartonville

Flower Mound features two contested town council races. Mike Walker and Joy Bowen are contending for the Place 1 seat and Tami Ryan is facing off against Jean Levenick in Place 5. Meet The Candidates: Flower Mound

Two at large seats on the Argyle School Board are being sought by five candidates, including incumbent Steven Moore along with Greg Aune, Steve Merka, Brian Ratcliff and Brain Kanzaki. Meet The Candidates: Argyle ISD

Donna Woodfork is challenging Mia Price in Place 4 in the Denton ISD and Charles Stafford will seek another term in Place 5 against Prudence Sanchez. Meet The Candidates: Denton ISD

In the Lewisville ISD, all three board of trustee seats are contested. Paige Shoven and Mark Welding are eying the Place 3 seat, Kris Vaughn and Jared Brueckner filed to run in Place 4 and Trustee Brenda Latham is being challenged by Ryan Collinsworth in Place 5. Meet The Candidates: Lewisville ISD

The Cross Timbers Gazette hosted a Candidate’s Forum on April 20 at Flower Mound Town Hall for Flower Mound Town Council and LISD Board of Trustee candidates. The event is being rebroadcast on FMTV daily at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. through election day. The forum can also be accessed on demand anytime here.

The Cross Timbers Gazette will post election results on our website as they become available Saturday evening.

In the event that any of Saturday’s races ends in a tie or if no candidate obtains more than 50 percent of the vote, a runoff election will be held on June 15.

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