Early Voting Continues in Park Cities, Preston Hollow

Polling locations in the Park Cities and Preston Hollow have had some of the highest turnout in Dallas County since early voting started Monday.

In the first two days of early voting, 714 cast votes at the Highland Park ISD administration building, 344 cast votes at Marsh Lane Baptist Church, 200 at Oak Lawn branch library, 630 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 206 at Preston Royal library, and 568 at University Park United Methodist Church.

In the Preston Hollow area, that is likely driven by the fact that there are three Dallas city council races with 13 candidates total vying for those seats. You can read up on the candidates here.

In the Park Cities, the driver is likely a hotly contested race for HPISD school board between Kelli Macatee and Doug Woodward. You can read more about that race here.

Early voting will run through April 27. Election day is May 1. If no candidate achieves 50% of the vote in any of the races, a runoff will be slated for June 5.

Bethany Erickson

Bethany Erickson, Digital Editor at People Newspapers, cut her teeth on community journalism, starting in Arkansas. Recently, she's taken home a few awards for her writing, including first place for her tornado coverage from the National Newspapers Association's 2020 Better Newspaper Contest, a Gold award for Best Series at the 2018 National Association of Real Estate Editors journalism awards, a 2018 Hugh Aynesworth Award for Editorial Opinion from the Dallas Press Club, and a 2019 award from NAREE for a piece linking Medicaid expansion with housing insecurity. She is a member of the Education Writers Association, the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Association of Real Estate Editors, the News Leaders Association, the News Product Alliance, and the Online News Association. She doesn't like lima beans, black licorice or the word synergy. You can reach her at bethany.erickson@peoplenewspapers.com.

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