Big turnout on first day of early voting

Turnout was high in Wilbarger County on Tuesday Oct. 13, the first day of early voting. Wilbarger County County Clerk Jana Kennon reported 377 votes were cast on the first day.Sample ballot 2020

Kennon said her office was petitioned by the local Democratic Party to have extended Early Voting hours. Enough signatures were obtained that new hours have been added. In addition Governor Greg Abbott extended Early Voting to run for three weeks, instead of the normal two week-period. While there will be three weeks of Early Voting, each week will have different hours, and one includes weekend hours.

Early Voting for the November 3 General Election began Tuesday, October 13. The Early Voting location is the Forum Room at the Auditorium.

For voting Tuesday thru Friday, Oct. 13-16 the early voting hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

On Saturday, Oct. 17, Early Voting is available from 7 a.m. till 7 p.m. On Sunday, Oct. 18, Early Voting is available from 12 noon until 5 p.m.

On Monday through Friday, Oct. 19-23, Early Voting is from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

On Monday through Friday, Oct. 26-30, Early Voting is from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Mail-in ballots

The last day that a person can apply for a ballot by mail is Oct. 23, 2020.

Kennon said that for the November General Election, a person can walk their ballot into the Wilbarger County Clerk’s Office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. instead of mailing it in, if they choose.

They must present an ID and sign a signature roster. The voter can only deliver their own ballot.

If they will call 940-552-5486, the County Clerk employees will do a curbside pickup on the east side of the courthouse.

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