Early voting starts today in May 11 Tarrant elections

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Early voting starts today for city, school district and Tarrant Regional Water District elections across Tarrant County. The last day of early voting will be May 7. Election Day is May 11.

These are, as is often pointed out, elections for officials and bond propositions that touch voters directly, literally in their homes and pocketbooks. Although voter turnout in local elections often is low, sometimes only around 7 percent of those registered to vote, there's no reason that has to be a rule of thumb.

Some elections generate more interest than others. Early voting is easy -- you can go to any polling place during the hours they are open and cast your ballot. For a list of those polling places and their hours of operation, go to www.tarrantcounty.com/evote/site/default.asp.

The Star-Telegram Editorial Board has interviewed the candidates and studied the major questions in key elections across the county and has made its recommendations in editorials published during the past two weeks.

Although board members feel strongly about these recommendations, they expect voters to make up their own minds. Star-Telegram readers tend to be independent thinkers, and that's a very good thing.

Here are the board's recommendations in those key elections:

Arlington City Council

Mayor: Robert Cluck

District 4: Kathryn Wilemon

District 5: Lana Wolff

District 8: Michael Glaspie

Arlington school board

Place 4: John Hibbs

Place 5: Jamie Sullins

Birdville school district

Bond election: For

Fort Worth City Council

District 2: Sal Espino

District 4: Danny Scarth

District 5: Gyna Bivens

District 8: Kathleen Hicks

Fort Worth school board

District 1: Jacinto A. Ramos Jr.

District 9: Ashley Paz


Term limits: Against

Tarrant Regional Water District

Board members: Vic Henderson, Hal S. Sparks III, Jack R. Stevens

Weatherford school district

Bond election: For

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