Early voting for the College of the Mainland trustee election begins April 22. Election Day is set for Saturday, May 4.

The only contested race for the COM Board of Trustees is in Position 4 where COM student Eddie Munoz, 22, of Bacliff, is running against Dickinson realtor Dawn King, 56. The position is currently held by Rosalie Kettler, who chose not to run again after 12 years on the board.  

Munoz serves as president of the COM Student Government Association while King and Bill McGarvey served as the co-chairs of the community advisory committee that supported the November bond referendum.

The other two positions open on the board are not being contested.

Verna Jean Henson, Ph. D., 72, who is retired, is running unopposed for Position 1. She will replace long-time Trustee Bennie Matthews, who has served for 36 years.

McGarvey, Ph. D., 65, is uncontested for the at-large Position 6 seat currently held by Rachel Delgado, who has served on the board since 2013 and chose not to run for re-election.

Registered voters within the COM Taxing District of Dickinson, Hitchcock, Santa Fe and Texas City school districts can cast ballots for the at-large Positon 6 seat. Only voters that reside within District 1 and 4, respectively, are eligible to vote in those races.

Early voting hours are as follows:

April 22-26 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

April 29-30 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

April 27 Justice Center Only 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

April 28 Justice Center Only 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.;

On Election Day, the polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

College of the Mainland main campus in Texas City and the COM Learning Center in League City are voting locations during early voting and on Election Day.

For more information, go to www.galvestonvotes.org