Early voting for the May 14 election kicked off Monday, when 125 people cast their votes. Another 181 had voted today by 4 p.m.
Taylor County Elections Administrator Kristi Allyn said it will be difficult to gauge what sort of turnout this election will have.
Abilenians are voting only in a mayoral race, between incumbent Norm Archibald and Tea Party challenger Patricia Hippely.
Merkel voters are electing a mayor and two city council members. Tuscola has a city council seat up for grabs, as well as a proposition to reauthorize the current .25% street maintenance sales tax. Jim Ned and Trent ISDs are electing school board trustees.