Candidates interested in running in the Saturday, May 5, election for a variety of city and school board offices can begin filing for open seats Wednesday.
Filing applications will be accepted Wednesday through Feb. 16 for the general election May 5.
The last day to file for a place on the general election ballot is 5 p.m. Feb. 16 and the last day to register to vote is April 5.
City council races
- Bellmead City Council
Three seats are on the ballot for the Bellmead City Council.
Applications are at the Bellmead City Hall, 3015 Bellmead Drive, in the city secretary’s office. The office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- Beverly Hills City Council
Terms for three, two-year seats end on the Beverly Hills City Council.
Candidates can pick up an application and file to run at Beverly Hills City Hall, 3418 Memorial Drive, Beverly Hills. The office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- Crawford City Council
Three terms come to an end on the Crawford City Council.
Each seat on the council is an at-large position and serves a two-year term. The incumbent seats up for election include Frances Roe, Terrence Smith and Jamie Burgess.
Candidate applications can be found at the Crawford City Hall, 6719 N. Lonestar Parkway, Crawford.
- Hewitt City Council
All positions are for two-year terms.
Candidate applications can be found at cityofhewitt.com or at Hewitt City Hall, 200 Patriot Court, Hewitt. The office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- Lacy Lakeview City Council
Council members serve a two-year term.
Candidate applications can be found at Lacy Lakeview City Hall, 501 E. Craven Ave. The office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- Lorena City Council
Three seats expire in May for the Lorena City Council.
Candidate applications can be found at 107-A S. Frontage Road, Lorena. The office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- Mart City Council
Mart residents can file to run for two positions on the city council.
Council members serve two-year staggered terms and are elected at large.
Candidate applications can be picked up at Mart City Hall, 112 N. Commerce St., Mart.
- McGregor City Council
Terms for three seats on the McGregor City Council end, opening up the potential for newly elected officials.
Each seat is a two-year term.
- Valley Mills City Council
Three seats are up on for the Valley Mills City Council.
Residents can file to run for the seats currently held by at-large council member Bill Lancaster, Seat No. 3 Rodney Nichols and Seat No. 5 Curtis Wiethorn.
- Waco City Council
Council members are elected for two-year terms.
Candidate application packets are available in the city secretary’s office on the first floor of Waco City Hall, 300 Austin Ave., Waco. The office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- Woodway City Council
Woodway residents can apply for two seats on the city council.
The terms end in May for seats currently held by council members Ward 3, Place 1 Gil Lillard and Ward 2, Place 1 Mike Tamberella.
Filing forms are available at Woodway City Hall, 822 Estates Drive, in the city secretary’s office. The office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
School district races
- Bosqueville ISD
Candidates can file to run for three at-large positions currently held by board members Robby James, Jeff Bird and Heath Jackson. School board members serve a three-year term.
To apply, visit the Bosqueville ISD administration building, 7636 Rock Creek Road.
- China Spring ISD
China Spring has three at-large seats open for this election. The seats are currently held by Vice President Jeff Bradburn, Secretary Jeff Garrett and board member Boyd Kent.
Each seat is a three-year term and while the seats are open to anyone, candidates will have to designate which place they’ll be running for in order to win the seat.
To apply, visit the China Spring ISD administration building, 12166 Yankie Road.
- Connally ISD
Terms will be expiring for Board President Steven Carter, Vice President Greg Davis and trustee Mike Anderson this May. All three seats are at-large and are three-year terms. Applications may be picked up at the Connally Administration Building located at 200 Cadet Way in Waco.
- Crawford ISD
Two at-large, three-year term seats currently held by Vice President Marvin Hickey and Assistant Secretary Michael Hazzard are on the ballot for Crawford ISD. Candidate packets are available for pick up at the Crawford ISD administration office, 200 Pirate Drive.
- La Vega ISD
La Vega ISD has two at-large seats up for grabs in May. Candidates can file to run for Phil Bancal‘s seat, who currently holds the assistant secretary position, and board member Myron Ridge’s seat.
Board members serve three-year terms.
To pick up a candidate application, visit the La Vega administration building at 400 E. Loop 340 in Waco.
- Lorena ISD
Candidate packets will be available for pick up from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lorena ISD Administration building, 308 N. Frontage Road.
- Marlin ISD
Terms expire this May for board members in District C and District D, but because state officials appointed a board of managers to take over the duties and power of elected body in February 2017, anyone elected won’t be able to serve on the board until the board of managers is removed by the state.
- Mart ISD
Candidates can file to run for two at-large positions currently held by Secretary Sara Deike and Russell Carroll. School board members serve a three-year term.
To apply, visit the Mart ISD administration building, 700 Navarro Ave.
- Midway ISD
Midway ISD has two at-large seats up for election this cycle, Place Three and Place Four. The seats are currently held by Bobby Deaton and Tom Pagel. The seats are three-year terms.
Candidate packets are available at the Midway ISD administration building, 13885 Woodway Drive.
- Waco ISD
School board members serve a three-year term.
To apply, visit the Waco ISD administration building, 501 Franklin Ave.
- Valley Mills ISD
Three at-large seats, each for a three-year-term, will be on the May ballot for Valley Mills ISD. Candidates can file for seats currently held by board members Bret Hodges and Tammie Mann-Chrisman and Board Secretary Mike Jones.
Candidate packets will be available for pick up from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Valley Mills ISD administration office, 1 Eagle Way.