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Kerrville Mayor Bill Blackburn speaks during Thursday’s State of the City meeting at the Inn of the Hills Hotel and Conference Center. 

It’s official: Mayor Bill Blackburn will be on this year’s ballot in the city election.

City Secretary Shelley McElhannon announced today that Blackburn’s petition had been certified and found to be sufficient.

Also on the ballot will be Judy Eychner, for city council member place 3; and Delayne Sigerman, for place 4. The spots on the council up for election this year are the offices of mayor and council seats 3 and 4. 

There’s still time for more people to get on the ballot. Anyone else interested in serving on the council may file a petition or application by 5 p.m. Feb. 14, according to a city press release. Write-in candidates have until 5 p.m. Feb. 18 to file. 

Application forms are available in the city secretary’s office at Kerrville City Hall. The application must include a filing fee of $100, states the press release. City council qualifications can be found in the city charter at https://bit.ly/2SvuqLV.

Election Day will be May 2, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., although citizens may participate in early voting from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 20 and 21, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 22, 27 and 28, according to council resolution 01-2020.

For information regarding the city election or to file an application, please contact McElhannon at 830-258-1117.

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