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Early voting starts Monday

By Chris Moore



With early voting scheduled to begin Monday, city employees prepare for voters by setting up machines and going over rules for running the polling locations.

Nederland City Clerk Gay Ferguson said the staff trained on the machines earlier this week.

The city clerk said she expects a larger turnout with the mayoral race and school bond election leading citizens to the polls.

“We’re anticipating a bigger turnout, which is good,” she said. “People need to come out and vote.”

Early voting runs Monday through April 30 on weekdays. Polls will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and April 29. Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday and April 30. Election Day is May 4.


On the ballot

Nederland (city)


  • Don Albanese
  • Jeff Ortiz

Ward 2 Councilmember

  • Billy Neal

Ward 3 Councilmember

  • Emmett Hollier

Ward 4 Councilmember

  • David Guillot
  • Sylvia Root


Charter amendments


Nederland Independent School District bond

  • Proposal A ($151. million)

Construction of new high school

Renovations, upgrades and additions to existing elementary schools and middle schools

Technology upgrades

Safety and security improvements

  • Proposal B ($4.5 million)

Upgrades, renovations and improvements to the district’s stadium



Port Arthur


  • Thurman Bartie
  • Derrick Freeman
  • Lowra Harrison
  • Willie Lewis
  • Chuck Vincent