Melissa Ash, The Premont Journal

Thanks to a new Texas education code, the City of Premont will be required to hold a joint election with the school district.

The recently passed resolution by the city requires that elections are held on the same day and jointly with the school district for the election for members of the governing body of a municipality located in the school district or with the general election for state and county officers.

"The state says that we have to hold a joint election with the school district," Mayor Mario Rodriguez said.

"The district drew up a resolution and we revised it and then signed it."

Election day is set for May 12 and will be held at the high school auditorium.

Early voting will begin on April 30 and end on May 8. Mark Cantu and Israel Barrera are currently holding the two positions on the school board that will be up for election.

Early voting for the school district will be held at the superintendent's office.

Tino Perez and Dalia Gee are currently holding the two positions that will be up for election on the city council. The first day to file for a place on the ballot is Feb. 10 and the last day is March 12. Early voting will be held at city hall.