Despite the controversy surrounding the Primary election throughout the county, there are other local races taking place.

Early voting is underway and ends May 6 for races in Premont, Orange Grove and Pernitas Point.

The City of Premont is currently holding an election for three spots on the city council.

In Council Place Three, voters can choose between Joel Morales or Soila Bautista. In Place Four, the choices are Eloy Cantu and Raul R. Garcia. In Place Five, voters can select Abel Morales or Richard Belasquez.

The city council terms last for two years. Early voting for the City of Premont is taking place at Premont City Hall.

Premont Independent School District is also holding May elections. There is one race going on for two school board trustee positions, which are three-year terms. The candidates are Olga Ozuna Ramirez, Nick Weeks and Yvonne Jimenez Sanchez.

Voting is taking place at the PISD Administration Building.

The school board of Orange Grove Independent School District is currently holding its election. The contest is also a three-man race for two open positions on the board. The candidates are Michael A. Trevino, Steve Seidel and Praxesdis “Pepe” Jimenez. Early voting is taking place at the Orange Grove ISD Administration Building.

The Village of Pernitas Point has three positions open for alderman this year. The candidates include Shannon Nelson, Dan VanDam and Dean Midyett. Along with the aldermen positions, there is also a proposition on the ballot asking for the incorporation of the Village of Pernitas Point to be abolished. Voting is taking place at the Pernitas Point Civic Center.