Turnout for early voting was considered good be election officials, in the Primary election, considering two winter storms impacted the early voting dates. Wilbarger County Clerk Jana Kennon reported 688 in-person early votes were cast and 138 mail-in ballots were received for the two week early voting period.
The 826 early votes represents 9.9 percent of the county’s 8,343 registered voters. The Republican primary received 89 percent of those early votes, and 11 percent were in the Democratic primary. The last mid-term election, in 2018, saw 766 early votes from 7,968 registered voters, with 90 percent voting Republican.
Wilbarger is above the state rate. As of the last day of early voting last Friday, 9.6% of Texas’ 17.2 million registered voters have participated in the 2022 primary elections.
Complete election results from the Primary will be published online at VernonRecord.com and available for free to read.