Close to 800 ballots were cast on Monday at the start of early voting in the Amarillo area for the upcoming May 4 municipal and school board elections.
313 voters cast ballots on Monday in Potter County, while 464 cast ballots in Randall County for the first day of early voting. It is likely that the majority of ballots cast thus far will be for the May 4 Amarillo City Council, Amarillo ISD, and Amarillo College elections. Smaller races are also being decided in other locales within the county, including races for Bushland ISD’s Board of Trustees, River Road ISD’s Board of Trustees, and a special election for one seat on the Canyon ISD Board of Trustees.
Meanwhile, 1,132 mail-in ballots have already been received in both counties, with the majority coming out of Randall County. About 1,500 additional mail-in ballots have also been mailed between the two counties, but those have not yet been returned.
Early voting will run through April 30, with election day set for May 4. Mail-in ballots, available for those 65 and older, as well as those out of the area during the election, may be turned in by 7PM on May 4.