KILLEEN (MAY 2, 2012) --- After a recall election left Killeen without a city council, a higher number of voters than usual have stepped up to cast their ballots in early voting.
Election officials in Killeen said almost 500 voters turned out Monday and Tuesday to cast their ballots.
"We knew the numbers would be high and we obviously knew there was going to be excitement about electing a new city council having not had one for a few months, so the voter totals are what we expected," Killeen spokeswoman Hilary Shine said.
Five people are running for mayor, and 16 candidates are seeking three council seats.
Early voting has extended hours Wednesday and Thursday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Election day is Saturday May 12th.