From Staff Reports

Registered voters living in the Town of Prosper will go to the polls during the next scheduled general election, set for Saturday, May 10, to determine the choice of two representatives to the Town Council, according to Town Secretary Robyn Battle.

"The Council has two seats that are up for election, Place 3 and Place 5, currently occupied by Council members

Curry Vogelsang, Jr. and Danny Wilson, respectively. All seats on the Council are at-large, meaning that anyone who

meets the qualifying criteria is eligible to place their name for consideration, regardless of where in Prosper they live,"

said Battle.

The filing period opens on Wednesday, Jan. 29 and will remain open until Friday, Feb. 28. Applications must be

accepted in person by the Town Secretary or by a designated representative, rather than simply dropped off.

Applications dropped off and not personally accepted will be returned. Additionally, applications must be in-hand by 5

p.m. on the deadline. Mailed applications must be received, not just postmarked, by 5 p.m. on Feb. 28 to be accepted.

Filing an application in person for a place on the ballot can be accomplished by visiting the Town Secretary’s office at 170 N. Preston, Suite 50, Prosper, TX 75078. The address to mail applications for a place on the ballot is: Robyn Battle, Town Secretary, Town of Prosper, P.O. Box 307, Prosper, TX 75078.

Drawing for places on the actual ballot will occur at the Town Secretary’s office in Town Hall at 8:15 a.m. on Monday, March 3. The last day to withdraw an accepted application for a place on the ballot is Wednesday, March 5, by 5 p.m.

While the election is set for May 10, the last day to register in order to be eligible for this election cycle is April 10. Registration forms are available online at the Texas Secretary of State site: http://www.sos.state.tx.us/.

Please keep in mind that photo identification will be required when voting.

As is customary, early voting by personal appearance and voting by mailed ballot will be available. Dates, times

and locations for early voting in both Collin and Denton Counties will be released in the coming weeks.

"Voting is a privilege that we enjoy, but it’s also a duty of every citizen to participate in this process. Participating

in the election of our representatives is the bedrock of our democracy, and should be exercised by eligible voters," said

Battle.