Early Voting Wrap-up

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Early voting concluded at 6:00 pm Tuesday night. Thirteen percent of voters cast their ballots early.

Registrar of Voters Debra Jones said, “It went well. Voting was smooth with no major problems. We stayed busy the whole time because there was a steady stream of people coming to vote early.”

Jones said 13.27% of Red River’s 6035 eligible voters took advantage of early voting. The Presidential election in 2016 generated more local voter excitement. Jones said, “Compared to 2016 we had more vote early. But compared to 2017 we had a lot more. Last year a total of 125 people voted early. This year 121 voted the first day.”

How might the early voting turnout translate into overall turnout? Jones said, “The turnout will probably be above average because there are local races on the ballot.” She is referring to the school board slots to be filled and the mayor’s race in Hall Summit.

The Journal encourages all voters who did not vote early to go to the polls on Tuesday and vote.

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