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Published on April 23, 2024
Universal City's Mayoral and Council Member Ballots Finalized for May 2024 ElectionSource: Google Street View

Universal City voters, get ready to mark your ballots. The lineup for the upcoming May 2024 City Council General Election has been set, determining who will be vying for your votes in the race for Mayor and City Council member seats. In an official notice published on the city's website, election officials confirmed that the ballot for the mayoral race will be headlined by Tom Maxwell.

Citizens of Universal City will have a roster of candidates to consider for the Councilmember positions, which includes Bernard Rubal, Lori Putt, Paul Najarian, Richard Edwards, Phil Vaughan, and Nick Ferguson, their names have been officially ordered as such following a drawing that took place on February 26, the full details which are available for public scrutiny at Universal City's election page.

The drawing, which is part of the election procedures as mandated by the Texas Election Code, Section 52.094, was held at 8:30 a.m. and it's a crucial step in the process, ensuring that each candidate is given a fair and equitable place on the ballot; this tradition of randomness seeks to preclude any advantage that might come with placement, either at the top or bottom of the list.

With the election drawing near, Universal City residents are encouraged to get acquainted with the candidates and their platforms—their choice will determine the direction of the city for the years to come, and with several seats up for grabs, the ballot itself could mean a significant shift in the city's leadership and policy priorities, all options are laid out, and it's up to the voters of Universal City to make their voices heard come May.