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February 26, 2014

Early voting, filing deadline 5 p.m. Friday

Corsicana — In any election year without a presidential candidate at the top of the ticket the number of voters will be down, and this year is no exception.

Early voting ends Friday in the statewide primary. At the top of the ticket are the candidates for U.S. Senate and for Texas Governor, which don’t tend to attract a lot as much attention as a presidential race.

By Wednesday afternoon, 1,183 people had voted in the Navarro County early voting. Friday is the last day to cast a ballot in early voting, and the election is on Tuesday. In the last primary election in a mid-term year, which was 2010, there were 1,353 early voters, said Danda Parker, elections administrator for the county.

“Now, the 1,183 doesn’t include mail-in ballots and things like that,” she said. “Usually about half early vote, so we’ll see what happens on election day.” Navarro County has about 27,000 registered voters.

Of the people who have cast ballots in the primary thus far this year, 1,045 voted in the Republican primary, and 138 voted in the Democratic primary. The reason there are so few Democratic ballots cast is because there are no Democrats running for local office, other than county chairman of the party.

On the Republican side, three local seats are being contested — State Representative for District 8, county commissioner for precinct 2, and county treasurer. There are no Democratic candidates in those races.

The winners of the contested primary races will go onto compete against the other party’s top candidates in the November general election.

In a completely unrelated election, Friday is also the last day to file as a candidate in a city or school district race. The election for school and city positions will be May 10.

All seven of the Navarro County school districts have seats open for election in May, although most don’t have challengers yet.

As well, cities around the county have open positions on city councils, and a handful have mayoral seats open.


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