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Early voting begins for May 4 election

Published on April 22, 2024 under RRnews
Early voting begins for May 4 election

City of Round Rock residents have two City Council positions and two proposed Charter amendments on the May 4 ballot.

Early voting began Monday, April 22 and runs through Tuesday, April 30. Polls are open 8 a.m. through 6 p.m. on April 22-27, closed on Sunday, April 28, and open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on April 29-30. Election Day vote centers will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 4.

The positions for Councilmember Place 3 and Councilmember Place 5 are on the ballot, as well as proposed amendments to the City’s Home Rule Charter following a review of the charter by the 2023 Round Rock Charter Review Commission.

City Council positions

The election includes Places 3 and 5 on the City Council. All seats on the City Council are at-large, meaning they represent all areas of the City. In the order of their filing, Melissa Fleming and Alan Simms are running for Councilmember Place 3, and incumbent Kristen Stevens is running for Councilmember Place 4 unopposed.

View filing information from the candidates at roundrocktexas.gov/elections.

Charter amendments

The Charter Review Commission is a seven-member board that convenes every four years to review the City Charter and, if necessary, recommends changes to the City Council. The Commission provided its final report to the City Council at the Nov. 16, 2023 Council meeting, recommending two amendments to clarify the roles and procedures within the Municipal Court and the Planning and Zoning Commission, aligning with current legal standards and city governance practices:

  1. Amendment to Section 4.03(a)(b)(e) and (f) of the Round Rock Home Rule Charter to clarify municipal court proceedings, the designation and requirements of municipal court judges, and the handling of costs and fines by the municipal court.
  2. Amendment to Section 12.04 to delete subsection (3), allowing city staff to have the ability to approve, conditionally approve, or disapprove a plat, aligning with Section 212.0065(a) of the Texas Local Government Code.

View the report and proposed amendments

Information about this election cycle, important dates and candidates can be found at www.roundrocktexas.gov/elections

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Source: City of Round Rock

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