Election Day nears for Nederland special city council election

Published 12:36 am Saturday, July 17, 2021

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NEDERLAND — Election Day for a special-called city council race in the City of Nederland is July 24.

As of Friday morning, 246 early votes had been cast with a few opportunities remaining to vote at your convenience.

The Ward 3 seat is open, with candidates Kevin Smith and Randy Sonnier vying to fill the unexpired term of Emmett Hollier.

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Early voting runs through Tuesday.

City administrators stress voting is not restricted to those who live in Ward 3. All council members are elected at large even though they represent a particular Ward.

Early voting is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Monday at City Hall, 207 N. 12th St.

Early voting Tuesday at City Hall is from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Election day polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 24 at City Hall.

Hollier maintains his seat until voters select a replacement.


Sonnier, 60, has lived in Ward 3 for more than 31 years and is employed with the Total Port Arthur refinery as the industrial purchasing manager.

Smith, 56, has lived in Ward 3 for more than 23 years and is a refinery superintendent at ExxonMobil.