While Dumas officials had to cancel the upcoming May 4 general election in Dumas, because not enough qualified candidates filed by the Feb. 15 deadline to have contested races for the open seats, Sunray has multiple candidates running for seats on the Sunray City Council and the Sunray Independent School District (SISD) Board of Trustees. The general election in Sunray will take place May 4 as planned. Michael D. Hill, Billy Mack DeBord, John Houston Graves III, Melvin Weatherford, Mark Wisdom, and James Walker are all vying for the three open seats on the city council. Sunray has an 'at large' electoral system, so the three candidates receiving the most votes will take the seats. Weatherford, Wisdom, and Walker are the incumbents. Voting May 4 will take place at Sunray City Hall from 7am to 7pm. Early voting begins April 22 and ends April 30. Early voting in person takes place at Sunray City Hall from 8am to 5pm, Mon. through Fri., except Tue., April 23 and Tue., April 30. On those days, the hours for early voting will be 7am to 7pm. Those voting by mail should send their application to Sunray City Hall, P.O. Box 250, Sunray, Tx. 79086 no later than April 20.
There are three open seats on the SISD Board of Trustees. Merrill Harp, Jonathan Hataway, Dustin W. Warren, CJ Williamson, Shianne Andujo, Kaj Overstreet, and Cip Cadena are competing for the three seats. Harp and Overstreet are incumbents. As with the city election, the three candidates with the most votes will win the seats. The May 4 election will take place at Sunray City Hall from 7am to 7pm. Those wanting to vote early in person, however, will have to go to the SISD Administration Building at 400 East 7th. St. in Sunray from 8am to 4pm Mon. through Thurs. and 8am to 3pm on Friday. The deadline for applying to vote by mail is Mar. 20. Applications should be mailed to Jane Wilson, P.O. Box 240, Sunray, Tx. 79086.
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