Pearland City Council runoff early voting to begin June 1

Derrick Reed and Quentin Wiltz are the final two candidates for Pearland City Council Position 2 after neither received 50 percent of votes cast May 9 on election day. Early voting for the runoff election begins June 1.

Registered voters may cast their early ballots in person at the following locations:

Tom Reid Library, 3522 Liberty Drive, Pearland

Westside Library, 2803 Business Center Drive, Ste. 101, Pearland

Westside Event Center, 2150 Country Place Parkway, Pearland

Early voting will take place from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. June 1-5 and from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. June 6, 8 and 9. Polls will be open on election day, June 13, from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

In addition to the three locations open for early voting, on election day residents can vote at the following locations:

Drainage District No. 4 building, 4813 W. Broadway St., Pearland

Turner College & Career High School, 4717 Bailey Road, Pearland

Fellowship Bible Church, 1720 E. Broadway St., Pearland

Registered voters may vote at any location.

Reed, an attorney and Pearland Planning & Zoning commissioner, received the most votes in the regular election, totaling 1,287, or 37 percent of votes. Wiltz, a contracts and development director, had nearly 31 percent of votes with 1,071. Both candidates seek to become the first African American to serve on Pearland City Council.


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