May Primary Runoff Early Voting ended Friday with 228 Republicans and 16 Democrats casting ballots. It was the largest one day turnout during the week. A total of 817 Republicans and 55 Democrats voted in what is reported by the Texas Association of Broadcasters to be a low voter turnout statewide.
Now attention turns to Tuesday, May 22, and Primary Election Day. In Hopkins County, voting places have been consolidated for this election. There are four polling places in the city of Sulphur Springs and one in Precinct 2 that will accommodate voters. Hopkins County registered voters, qualified to vote in the runoff election, may cast ballots at any of the voting places on that day. Voting places will include the Lutheran Church on Texas Street, the Courthouse downtown, Morning Chapel Missionary Baptist Church on Fuller Street, and League Street Church of Christ and Como-Pickton School on Highway 11 E. Republicans are voting for nominees for Hopkins County Treasurer and Commissioner Precinct 2. Since there are not Democrat challengers, those who receive the nomination will be the only ones for those offices on the ballot in November. Democrats are voting in state runoff races only.
An election officer may give voting order priority to individuals with a mobility problem that substantially impairs the person’s ability to move around. A person assisting an individual with a mobility problem may also, at the individual’s request, be given voting order priority. Disabilities and conditions that may qualify the voter for voting order priority include paralysis, lung disease, the use of portable oxygen, cardiac deficiency, severe limitation in the ability to walk due to arthritic, neurological, or orthopedic condition, wheelchair confinement, arthritis, foot disorder, the inability to walk 200 feet without stopping to rest, or use of a brace, cane, crutch, or other assistive device. Voters, who wish to be given voting order priority, and be accepted for voting before others in line to vote at that polling place, may indicate this to any election officer serving at the polling place. The presiding election judge will determine whether the voter and the voter’s assistant, if applicable, will be brought forward to the front of the line.