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Early voting draws hundreds to polls
COLDSPRING – San Jacinto County voters are taking advantage of early voting as well as branch voting, turning out in hundreds before early voting ends Friday, May 25. Branch voting was offered in four polling places over the weekend on both Saturday and Sunday. At the end of Sunday’s voting, 502 Democrats had cast ballots and 402 Republicans had cast ballots, according to the San Jacinto County Elections office. The main early voting location at 51 E. Pine Avenue, Coldspring will continue to be open daily from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. through this Friday for the Tuesday, May 29 Primary Election. On Election Day, May 29, countywide polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. County offices up for election include the office of sheriff which is currently held by James L. Walters. Walters is running unopposed on the Republican Ballot. On the Democratic ballot, Greg Capers and David Clark are running for sheriff. San Jacinto County Tax Assessor- Collector Betty McKinzie Davis is unopposed on the Democratic Ballot. On the Republican Ballot, Kelly Selmer is unopposed for tax assessorcollector. Precinct 1 Commissioner Laddie McAnally is running unopposed on the Democratic Ballot. On the Republican Ballot, Ray McCoppin is running unopposed for Precinct 1 commissioner. Precinct 3 Commissioner James “Butch” Moody is unopposed on the Democratic Ballot. Thomas Bonds is unopposed for Precinct 3 Commissioner on the Republican Ballot. Roy Rogers is running unopposed for Precinct 1 Constable on the Democratic Ballot. There is no Republican candidate for Precinct 1 Constable. Precinct 2 Constable Tom Yates is challenged by Roy Pippin on the Democratic Ballot. There is no candidate for Precinct 2 Constable on the Republican Ballot. Christopher Reed, Harley Lovings, Theron Runnels and Dale Everitt are all vying for Precinct 3 Constable on the Democratic Ballot, while William “Bill” Marks and Sam Houston are running for Precinct 3 Constable on the Republican Ballot. Precinct 4 Constable Alvin Wyatt is unopposed on the Democratic Ballot. Wade Runnels is also unopposed for Precinct 4 Constable on the Republican Ballot. The chosen candidate (unless a runoff election is necessary) will represent his/her party in the Nov. 6 General Election. Also on the ballots are referendums that voters will be asked to decide.