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Early Voting In Party Primary Runoff Elections Wraps Up Friday, July 10

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Hopkins County voters have 1 more day to cast an early ballot in the Party Primary Runoff Elections. Early voting will be conducted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, July 10, in the Justice of the Peace 2 Courtroom at Hopkins County Courthouse Annex (Tax Office/JP Offices).

As of the close of the voting center Thursday afternoon, a total of 1,012 of Hopkins County’s 23,351 registered voters had cast ballots in person, according to the information posted Thursday afternoon by election judges. A total of 536 ballots were cast during the first 4 days of early voting in the Party Primary Runoff Elections, and another 486 ballots were cast following the 2-day closure in observance of Independence Day holiday. According to the Secretary of State’s Office, there were 112 mail ballots as of the report posted just before noon Thursday.

That’s a voter turnout of about 4.33 percent overall in Hopkins County, 3.86 percent casting Republican ballots and about 0.5 percent casting Democratic ballots. Across the state 4.89 percent of the 16,359,756 registered voters in counties with runoffs had cast ballots as of July 8. Democratic ballots account for 2.95 percent and Republican the other 1.94 percent of overall voter turnout, according to the Secretary of State’s Office.

Republican Runoff

In the Republican runoff between incumbent Dan Flynn and challenger Bryan Slaton for District 2 State Representative, 887 voters had cast ballots in person. That includes 116 voters casting ballots July 9. The SOC website shows 110 mail ballots in the Republican runoff as well.

The winner of the Republican nomination for District 2 State Representative will face Democrat Bill Brannon in the General Election in November.

Democratic Runoff

While the Democratic ballot features 2 runoffs, fewer voters have cast Democratic ballots than Republican. As of the close of the polling center Thursday, 125 voters had cast ballots in person at the polling center, including 17 ballots cast on Thursday. SOC reports show 2 mail ballots for the Democratic Party Primary Runoff.

The two runoffs on the Hopkins County Democratic primary runoff ballot are between Roberto R. “Beto” Alonzo or Chrysta Castañeda for Texas Railroad Commissioner and  Royce West and Mary “MJ” Hegar for United States Senator.

The winner of the Democratic nomination for Railroad Commissioner will face Republican James “Jim” Wright on the ballot in November. The Democratic Party winner of the nomination for United States Senator will face incumbent John Cornyn on the November election ballot. 

Election Day

On Primary Runoff Election Day, July 14, voting will be conducted from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the four consolidated voting centers. Hopkins County voters may cast ballots at any of the four voting locations:

  • Our Savior Lutheran Church, 100 Texas St., Sulphur Springs;
  • Morning Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 208 Fuller St., Sulphur Springs;
  • Hopkins County Courthouse, 118 Church St., Sulphur Springs; and
  • League Street Church of Christ, 1100 South League Street, Sulphur Springs.
Sample Democratic ballot
Republican Sample ballot

Author: Faith Huffman

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