The deadline to file for a place on the ballot for the special Jan. 15 election closed Nov. 12, and John Booher, Patrick Cloutier and Vicente Torres have each sent in applications for the seat.
To be eligible for candidacy, applicants must be registered voters in the city for at least one year prior to election day, and they must physically reside in the city or district represented at the time of election and during their office term, per the city website. Since this is one of the three at-large positions on the council, candidates can reside within any of the districts in the city.
Voters will choose one of these three candidates to fill the council seat of Frederick Frazier, who announced Oct. 15 his intention to run for state representative in House District 61. Frazier will continue to serve on the council until a new member is elected to replace him, he said.
The last day to register to vote in this election is Dec. 16. Early voting will run from Dec. 29 to Jan. 11. There will be five polling places where voters can cast ballots during early voting and on election day, documents showed. The locations are shown on the map below.
Look for more candidate information and future Q&As on communityimpact.com and in McKinney's December edition of Community Impact Newspaper.