If you’re not registered and want to vote in the upcoming city elections, you have until April 1 to register to vote.
In Kilgore’s city races, Mayor Ronnie Spradlin is running unopposed for his seat and the Place 2 seat is contested between Mayor Pro Tem Harvey McClendon and former Kilgore Fire Marshal Brandon Bigos.
Kilgore College and Kilgore ISD were also set to have elections, but only saw races where candidates were unopposed.
At Kilgore College, Josh Edmonson, of Kilgore, holds the seat for Voting Unit 3, Place 3, Central Zone. Jon Rowe, of Gladewater, holds the seat for Voting Unit 2, Place 2, North Zone. Kelvin Darden, of Overton, occupies the seat for Voting Unit 1, Place 1, South Zone.
Similarly, at Kilgore ISD, Board President Reggie Henson and Place 3 board member Alan Clark had no opposing candidates in their races.
How to Register to Vote
Check your registration status on the Texas Secretary of State’s website on the “Am I Registered?” page. If you have moved to a new address within the same county or have changed your name, you can update your information online.
Eligible Texans who are not already registered to vote may complete and print a voter registration application on that website, or request an application from their county elections administrator. Once completed, eligible Texas voters should submit the application to the county voter registrar in their county of residence. Completed voter registration applications must be postmarked by April 1 in order to be accepted.
Voters with questions about how to cast a ballot in the upcoming May 2021 uniform election can call 1-800-252-VOTE or visit VoteTexas.gov for more information.
“Exercising your right to vote and making your voice heard is a fundamental part of our democracy,” Texas Secretary of State Ruth R. Hughs said. “I encourage all eligible Texans who have not already done so to register to vote by April 1st so that they can actively participate in shaping the future of Texas.”