Mayor, trustee races to be decided
As of early afternoon Tuesday, 475 had cast ballots, according to election Judge Maudina Bomarito.
Based on the early voting turnout, Bomarito, a veteran election judge, predicted that election day (Saturday, May 10) will bring another 300 to 400 voters.
Voting Saturday will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Community Center, 408 N. Alister St. Because of ongoing renovations, voters must enter via the handicap ramp on Brundrett Street.
Voting machines must be taken to the Nueces County courthouse in Corpus Christi after voting ends at 7 p.m., and results will be e-mailed to city hall.
The South Jetty will post results on its Web site, www.portasouthjetty. com as soon as they are released. Results also will be available by calling the South Jetty office at 749-5131 any time after 8 p.m. until about 9 or 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
Bringing voters out are a contested race for mayor and two contested races for the school board.
Incumbent Claude Brown and challenger Charlie Zahn are seeking the mayor's job.
Races down the ballot feature candidates who are unopposed in their bids for city council. They are Place 2 incumbent Keith McMullin, Glenda Ballentine for Place 4 (being vacated by Bubba Jensen because of term limitations) and Place 6 incumbent Mike Hall.
Two races will be on the school district ballot. They are for Place 2 between incumbent Place 4 trustee Michael Garlough and former trustee Chuck Borders.
Place 3 is a race between incumbent trustee Lorraine Stern and Jay Jones.
Place 2 school board trustee Dr. Ken Dunton is unopposed for the remaining two years of Garlough's Place 4 position.
Garlough earlier this year was appointed to fill Place 4 until the May election. It was left vacant by the resignation of Bob Smith.
Dunton opted to seek the remaining two years in Place 4 to complete projects with which he has been involved.
CANDIDATES' NIGHT AUDIO
Audio from Candidates' Night, a voter education forum sponsored by the South Jetty, is available through Saturday on the South Jetty Web site. Voters may listen to it on their computers or download it as an MP3 audio file.