For Dallas voters, the race to replace term-limited Mayor Mike Rawlings is on. Here are some numbers to know about the upcoming election:

[icon name=”check-square-o” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Nine candidates are running in the nominally non-partisan race for mayor: four Democrats, three unlabeled, one Republican, and one Socialist Workers Party member.

[icon name=”check-square-o” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Five candidates have never held elective office; four have, and three of those are currently serving while campaigning (see which ones here).

[icon name=”check-square-o” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] 59 days remain until voting begins (as of February 22). Early voting for the May 4 election runs April 22-30. The runoff election date is June 8.

[icon name=”check-square-o” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] 1.3 million people live in Dallas, making it the ninth largest city in the U.S.

[icon name=”check-square-o” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] 42,322 people voted in Dallas’ last mayoral election in 2015, a turnout of less than 7 percent. Rawlings won re-election with fewer than 31,000 votes.

[icon name=”check-square-o” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] 59 people have been elected mayor of Dallas; the city’s next mayor will be the 60th.

[icon name=”check-square-o” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] 14 city council positions will also be on the May 4 ballot.

Erin Anderson

Erin Anderson is a Senior Journalist for Texas Scorecard, reporting on state and local issues, events, and government actions that impact people in communities throughout Texas and the DFW Metroplex. A native Texan, Erin grew up in the Houston area and now lives in Collin County.

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