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May 7th Election Information

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Early Voting Has Ended
Election Day – Saturday, May 7, 2022
7 a.m. – 7 p.m.


Eastland County May 7th Voting Locations

Election information including Sample Ballots at:
Eastland County Joint Elections Administrator (ECJEA) website
Click on “2022 May 7th Joint Entity & Special Election” on the ECJEA website.


Sample Ballots Available at:
Palo Pinto County Elections and Voter Registration Facebook Page


There are two proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution on the ballot.

More information about the proposed Texas Constitutional amendments at

Full Text of two Texas Constitutional Amendments on the ballot.

At-Large elections: The candidates receiving the most votes win at-large seats. example: If 3 seats are up for election, then the three candidates receiving the most, 2nd most, and 3rd most votes all win.

Eastland County and Palo Pinto County participate in the Countywide Polling Place Program (CWPP). Registered voters in each county may vote on election day at any one of the available polling place locations in the county in which they are registered to vote.


Candidates with political statements and photos on our site are linked below.

City of Cisco
Christopher Johnson
Place 1 (contested) –
Rick Lewis
Jason R. Whetstone
Place 2
Robert Johnston

Cisco ISD
3-year terms
Place 1
Amanda Bennett
Mel Matthews (i)
Place 2
Sheila Johnson (i)
Place 3
Randy Boles (i)

Eastland ISD
3-year terms
Place 1
Timothy Carroll
John Bird (i)
Place 2 
Kimberly Fullen
Billy Bob Orsagh (i)
Place 3
Brent Kirkland (i)

Eastland Memorial Hospital
5 at-large seats; 3-year terms
John Menzies
Richard Barron
Kael Joiner (i)
Mathew Crum (i)
Donald W. Hughes
Laurie Mangum
Missy Moylan (i)
Carolyn White (i)

Gordon ISD
Contested Seat for a 1-year unexpired term: Sarah Knight, Bree Ahern
Kathy Culbertson (i)
Stacey Wyatt (i)

Ranger ISD Bond Election
Proposition A $2.75 Million
Proposition B $1.65 Million
Proposition C $600,000
More Information Available at Ranger ISD Website

Video: Ranger Bond Election Town Hall held March 31

The following entities will NOT hold elections this term

City of Eastland
No Election – 2 at-large seats, 2 yr terms, unopposed
Richard Rossander (i)
Larry Vernon file (i)

City of Gordon
No ElectionMayor and 3 at-large alderperson seats unopposed
Jack Coleman (i) 2-year term
Roger Keck (i) 2-year term
Ricky Speer (i) 2-year term
Jennifer Lousha (1-year unexpired term)

City of Ranger
No election – 2 seats 2-year terms, unopposed
Place 2 – Terry Robinson
Place 4 – Samantha McGinnis
(Seats currently held by Robert Butler and Brittni Boykin. Neither person filed to run again)

Ranger ISD Board – no seats are up for election this term

City of Strawn
No election – 3 at-large 2-year terms unopposed
Brenda Orsini (i)
Delayne Abbott (i)
Cliff Thornton (i)

Strawn ISD
No election – 1 seat 3-year term, unopposed
Craig Abbott (i)

Eastland County Water Supply District
No election
Charles Calvert (i) & Steve Gerdes (i) (Ranger) 2-year term, unopposed

Ken Chapman (i) & Mark Pipkin (i) (Eastland) 2-year term, unopposed

(i) = incumbent

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