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Nine elections will be held across Burnet County on May 6, more than double the number in a typical year, according to county Elections Administrator Doug Ferguson. Seven cities and two school districts have contested races this spring.

“Since I’ve been here, I don’t believe we’ve ever had all the cities and both school districts have opposition in their races,” Ferguson told

Ferguson has been the Burnet County elections administrator since 2015, and, as such, he is responsible for coordinating and managing all elections in the county, including city councils, school boards, and municipal utility districts. 

Only two to four entities in Burnet County typically hold elections in the spring because many of their races are uncontested.

“It’s always up in the air, you just never know,” Ferguson said. “This is the first time we’ve ever had every single entity file.”

Among those holding elections in May are:

“Two or three years ago, (we) only had two elections,” Ferguson said. “We almost thought we weren’t going to have a May election (then).”

Ferguson’s office has already begun sending ballots to military members and those requesting mail-in ballots. Burnet County has about 35,500 registered voters across 19 voting precincts. 

The last day to register to vote in the May election is April 6. The last day to apply for a ballot by mail is April 25. Early voting is from April 24-May 2.

Visit the Burnet County elections webpage, call the elections office at 512-715-5288, or email for more information on the upcoming elections.