Six Hundred (600) early votes were cast in person Thursday in Hopkins County. The total for early voting through the first three days is 2919 ballots cast in person at the Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 Courtroom. The courtroom serves as the early voting place for the county.
Early voting continues through November 2nd from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. each weekday with the exception of Tuesday, October 30th and Thursday, November 1st when early ballots may be cast from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Early voting will also be available Saturday, October 27th from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday, October 28th from noon until 5 p.m.
Debbie Shirley reminds voters to, please, when you enter early voting, you will receive a ticket with a code that brings up the correct ballot style for the voter’s precincts on the voting machine. Do not leave the early voting place until you have cast your ballot on a voting machine. Your vote will not be valid until you see a flag at the end of your voting time, according to Shirley. When you have voted, a review ballot summary will appear. Pressing the button to verify the summary will then bring up a second verification, “Yes, I want to cast my ballot.” When you have pressed that button, a flag will appear than that will verify to you that the vote has been counted.