3 things Hutto voters need to know ahead of the March special election

Ahead of the city of Hutto's March 6 special election, learn more about which candidates will be on the ballot and where early and election day voting will be held. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Ahead of the city of Hutto's March 6 special election, learn more about which candidates will be on the ballot and where early and election day voting will be held. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

Ahead of the city of Hutto's March 6 special election, learn more about which candidates will be on the ballot and where early and election day voting will be held. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

In advance of the city of Hutto's March 6 special election, here are three things residents need to know before they step into the voting booth on election day.

Who's on the ballot?

Hutto's special election was called following former Mayor Doug Gaul's resignation Nov. 5. The mayor's seat and City Council Place 3 will be up for grabs due to Place 3 Council Member Mike Snyder's declaration of candidacy for mayor.

Here are the candidates running for office by position.

Mayor:

  1. Mike Snyder

  2. Steven R. Harris


Place 3:


  1. Amanda "Mandi" Villarreal Salvo

  2. Randal Clark


What are the candidates' platforms?


Mayor:


  1. Mike Snyder: Outlined platforms on Snyder's campaign website include enhancing the quality of development initiatives in the city, building stronger relationships with Williamson County leadership and surrounding jurisdictions, reducing taxes for residents and reducing the cost of utilities, among others. For more information about Snyder's positions, visit his website or campaign Facebook page.

  2. Steven Harris: Focal points outlined on Harris' campaign website include helping the city grow through thoughtful development strategies, reducing residential taxes and decreasing the overall amount of debt for which the city is currently responsible. For more information about Harris' positions, visit his website or campaign Facebook page.


Place 3:


  1. Amanda "Mandi" Villarreal Salvo: Key initiatives on Salvo's campaign website include addressing current concerns with in-progress development sites, neighborhood growth and infrastructure as well as working with the Hutto Economic Development Commission for strategic development initiatives. Salvo has also addressed a proposed mandate for fiscal oversight and addressing the Hutto water situation as key issues. For more information about Salvo's positions, visit her website or campaign Facebook page.

  2. Randal Clark: Positions addressed on Clark's campaign website include revisiting and reanalyzing city planning processes; enhancing city amenities and features, such as Hutto's parks and trails systems, for residents; and prioritizing smart development to make Hutto a "live, work and play" destination. For more information about Clark's positions, visit his website or campaign Facebook page.


When can I vote?

Early voting will be held Feb. 17-March 2 at Wilco Hutto Annex, 321 Ed Schmidt Blvd., Hutto during the following days and times:


  • Wednesday, Feb. 17-Friday, Feb. 19 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

  • Saturday, Feb. 20 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • No voting on Sunday, Feb. 21

  • Monday, Feb. 22-Friday, Feb. 26 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

  • Saturday, Feb. 27 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • No voting on Sunday, Feb. 28

  • Monday, March 1 and Tuesday, March 2, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.


Election Day will be held on Saturday, March 6. Voting will take place at the Wilco Hutto Annex, 321 Ed Schmidt Blvd., Hutto from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

For more information about the special election or to review candidates' campaign finance reports, click here.

Editor's note: This story has been updated with additional information regarding voting dates and times.


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