Early voting hours, dates set for Frisco City Council Place 5 runoff election

The Collin College campus in Frisco will once again serve as an early voting location for the upcoming City Council Place 5 runoff election. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Collin College campus in Frisco will once again serve as an early voting location for the upcoming City Council Place 5 runoff election. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Collin College campus in Frisco will once again serve as an early voting location for the upcoming City Council Place 5 runoff election. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)

Candidates Dan Stricklin and Laura Rummel will square off in a runoff election for the Frisco City Council Place 5 seat on Dec. 8.

Council canvassed the results of the Nov. 3 election during its Nov. 17 meeting to declare them official and also set the dates and times for the runoff and early voting.

Early voting for the Dec. 8 runoff election will be held from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 23-25, Nov. 28 and Nov. 30-Dec. 2, and from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 3-4. Polls will also be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on election day.

Collin County polling locations for early voting and election day will be:

• Collin College Frisco Campus, 9700 Wade Blvd.;


• Frisco Fire Station No. 8, 14700 Rolater Road; and

• The Grove at Frisco Commons, 8300 McKinney Road.

Denton County polling locations for early voting and election day will be:

• Frisco Fire Station No. 4, 4485 Cotton Gin Road;

• Frisco Fire Station No. 6, 3535 Eldorado Pkwy.; and

• Frisco Fire Station No. 7, 330 W. Stonebrook Pkwy.

Before the item calling the runoff election was approved, Council Member Bill Woodard asked why there would be six polling locations since the last city runoff election had only four voting locations.

"We have more people [in the city now], and with the COVID[-19] situation, [the extra locations] does spread people out just a little bit more," City Secretary Kristi Morrow said.

The city secretary also explained the runoff will have fewer polling locations than the Nov. 3 election because of the cost associated with the additional locations.

"County elections administrators [also] recommended a reduction in the [number of] locations because of the perceived amount of people that are going to turn out for this election," Morrow said. "We didn't need eight locations."

Stricklin and Rummel received the two highest vote totals in the seven-way race for the Place 5 seat on Nov. 3. Stricklin’s nearly 27% of the votes cast and Rummel nearly 24% outpaced Ruan Meintjes, Rob Cox, Josh Meek, Ram Majji and Hava Johnston, who were the other candidates in the race.

The seat is up for election as Council Member Tim Nelson has reached his term limit for the position.

The other election results certified by council Nov. 17 were for the City Council Place 6 seat and Mayor Jeff Cheney’s uncontested re-election. Incumbent Brian Livingston received nearly 58% of the votes cast for the Place 6 position to defeat challengers Sadaf Haq and Sai Krishna and earn another term on council.
By William C. Wadsack
William C. Wadsack is the senior reporter for the Plano and Richardson editions of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor of several daily and weekly publications in North Texas and his native state of Louisiana before joining Community Impact Newspaper in 2019.


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