Above: Voters will elect two Dumas City Commissioners and a mayor in the general election May 7. Mayor Pro Tem Dr. David Bonner, left, holds Place Four, and Commissioner Steve Bodnar holds Place Three. Both of those seats are open for election.

Preparations for the May 7 general election to elect two Dumas city commissioners and the mayor begin Wednesday when candidates are able to file for the positions. The Dumas City Commission ordered the election Jan. 4.

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Voters will elect commissioners for Place Three currently held by Commissioner Steve Bodnar who has served one term and Place Four held by Mayor Pro Tem Dr. David Bonner who has served two terms. Mayor Pat Sims has served two terms. Term limits restrict the commissioners and the mayor to three two-year terms.

The deadline for candidates to file is Feb. 19, and applications are available at City Hall. Anyone interested in running for the positions must be at least 18 years old and live in Dumas.

Early voting begins April 25 at City Hall from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The hours are extended April 26 and May 3 and are from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Voters must appear in person. Early voting ends May 3.

The polling place is Dumas Junior High School and will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 7. The polling judge is Becky Rivera. Jackie Wiswell is the alternate judge.

Applications for ballot by mail should be mailed to Kim Rehkopf Early Voting Clerk, P.O. Box 438, Dumas, TX 79029.