09 02 2014

Huge Early Voting Turnout Continues

By Terry Britt
Staff Writer
CANTON—Early voting continued at a fervent pace earlier this week in Van Zandt County with more than 800 per day on each of the first six days.
Staff at the Van Zandt County Clerk’s office reported 824 votes cast last Thursday, 898 on Friday and 906 on Monday.
The last of those figures was just 10 shy of the new one-day early voting record for the county, set Oct. 24 with 916.
That number had shattered  the previous record of 873, set just two days earlier as voting started on Oct. 22.
As of Tuesday, the county was on pace to reach or get close to 8,000 early votes cast for the Nov. 6 General Election.
The first week total for early voting stood at 4,336. Adding Monday’s count puts Van Zandt County at 5,242.
Early voting continues at the Plaza Museum through Friday,  at 5 p.m.
Those wishing to vote must present a current voter identification card or valid Texas driver’s license, or other government-issued identification.
Martins Mill ISD and Brownsboro ISD are both having trustee elections during this time. Those elections will be on a joint ballot with the General Election.
For individuals living within one of those two school districts, the respective trustee election will be included on the ballot.
The only contested county races on the Nov. 6 ballot are for Van Zandt County Sheriff with Republican nominee Lindsey Ray vying against Democratic nominee Deborah Davis, and for Precinct 1 Commissioner with Republican nominee Brandon Brown taking on Democratic nominee O.D. Hazel.

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