A total of 15,888 Fort Bend residents cast ballots either in-person or via mail by the time early voting polls closed on April 30, according to the county elections office.
Election day is May 4 for positions on Sugar Land City Council and the Fort Bend ISD board of trustees.
The early election votes have already outpaced last year's totals. In the May 5, 2018 election, a total of 15,294 voters cast ballots on election day and in early voting, according to the county's official results.
Local elections include races for Sugar Land City Council districts 1, 2 and 4. District 3 candidate Stewart Jackson is running unopposed and is expected to be reappointed for another term.
Get to know who is running and their perspective on issues facing the city:
Mohammad “Jazz” Aijaz
Steve Porter (incumbent)
Read our Q&A with the candidates for District 1
Read our Q&A with the candidates for District 2
Carol McCutcheon (incumbent)
Read our Q&A with the candidates for District 4
In the races for Fort Bend ISD board of trustees, learn about the candidates on the ballot:
Jim Rice (incumbent)
Read our Q&A with the candidates for Position 3
Jason A. Dobrolecki
Pam D. Sutherland
Lily Q. Lam
Read our Q&A with the candidates for Position 5
Christine (Tina) Michie
Rudy Sutherland Jr.
Nadine B. Skinner
Dave Rosenthal (incumbent)
Read our Q&A with the candidates for Position 7
Additional election information is available online from the Fort Bend County Elections Department at www.fortbendcotx.gov.
Readers can follow election day coverage and live ballot returns May 4 at www.communityimpact.com/vote.