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Early voting ends Friday, numbers double 2006 turnout

By JR Ortega
Oct. 27, 2010 at 5:27 a.m.
Updated Oct. 28, 2010 at 5:28 a.m.


EARLY VOTING LOCATIONSElection Administrator's Office, 111 N. Glass St. WHEN: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., Thursday and Friday

Victoria Mall, 7800 N. Navarro St. WHEN: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., Thursday and Friday

Dr. Pattie Dodson Public Health Center, 2805 N. Navarro St. WHEN: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., Thursday and Friday

Bloomington school district administrative office, 2875 FM 616 WHEN: 8 - 4 p.m., Thursday and Friday

Haven't found a chance to cast your vote for the general election?

Well don't worry - early voting ends Friday, and with a 24-percent increase in in-person early voting, the year is going strong, said George Matthews, Victoria County elections administrator.

"There are a lot of people who are interested in the statewide and local races," he said.

The race for district attorney between incumbent Steve Tyler and challenger Deborah Branch, appears to be attracting a lot of interest, Matthews said.

In the 2006 gubernatorial election, 6,658 people had voted by the end of the in-person early voting. As of Wednesday, 5,363 had voted. Matthews expects that number to climb fast.

"Always on the last couple of days we see more voters," he said.

In years past, early voting has represented just under half of the total vote, he added.

"Not quite sure what will happen this year," he said.

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