ABILENE, Texas -

Early voting for city and school elections began today and runs through the 8th of May.

The Taylor County Elections Office tells us some early voters are showing up thinking they're voting in the primary election.

That election is May 29th and early voting for that doesn't start until May 14th.

Right now, is your chance to vote early in the Abilene City Council races and school board slates.

Eight seats are up for grabs in the May 12th election.

Two Abilene City Council spots.

Shane Price is running unopposed for Place One, while incumbent Joe Spano will face Jim Holzberlein for City Council Place two.

Abilene ISD school board has the most positions available this election with four.

Incumbent Robert Laird, in Place one, faces competition from Charles Byrn.

Place two will be a race between incumbent Samuel Garcia and Randy Piersall.

In Place 3, incumbent Barry Hoefer is unopposed.

Two candidates, incumbent Charlie Wolfe and Shane Davidson are vying for AISD school board Place 7.

Only two spots are open this year at Wylie ISD.

Place 6, is a race between Stephen Lowry and Ricky Thomas and Place seven between Mark McClellan and John William Thomas.

If you want to vote early there are three locations in Abilene where you can cast your vote through May 8th.

Here are the facts on where and what time you can vote:

- Polls at Taylor County Plaza, just south of the courthouse, will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

- Polling stations at Books-a-Million at the Mall of Abilene and K-mart on south first will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through May 4th, the last day of early voting.