Early voting is under way in Erath County and 432 voters cast ballots on the first day polls opened.

In all, 227 people voted at one of the six polling locations at the SISD campuses, including 71 at Stephenville High School on Monday.

There were 176 people who voted at the Erath County Courthouse and 32 weighed in at First National Bank in Dublin.

The two hottest issues on the ballot, of course, are the $24 million bond package to improve Central and Chamberlin elementary schools and the race for Stephenville mayor. Incumbent Nancy Hunter is facing a challenge by Kenny Weldon.

Early voting ends May 8. Election Day is May 12.