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Early voters flocking to polls
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GROVETON – Almost a quarter of the Trinity County’s registered voters have already cast their ballots in advance of Tuesday’s general election. According to County Clerk Diane McCrory, as of Tuesday morning a total of 2,896 ballots had been received either in person or by mail. That represents 24.6 percent of the 11,750 voters registered in the county. McCrory said a combination of the heated presidential race and the large number of contested local races seems to be creating a turnout of “historic proportions.” “I haven’t seen anything like this since I’ve been county clerk,” she added. The early voting period continues through Friday at the Trinity City Hall and the Groveton Volunteer Fire Department. Voting hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. An early voting location at the Apple Springs Volunteer Fire Department was only open last week. The breakdown of the local early voting total as of Tuesday morning shows that 1,818 people voted in Trinity, 460 in Groveton and 314 in Apple Springs. Of the 374 mail ballots sent out by McCrory, 304 have been returned. On Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, polls will be open from 7 a.m. through 7 p.m. throughout the county. A complete listing of the poll locations appears on page 1A. This year’s general election ballot includes races ranging from President of the United States down to county precinct constables. Following is a listing of the races and candidates in the order they will appear on the local ballot: PRESIDENT and VICE PRESIDENT • Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan (Republican) • Barack Obama/Joe Biden (Democratic) • Gary Johnson/Jim Gray (Libertarian) • Jill Stein/Cheri Honkala (Green) U.S. SENATOR • Ted Cruz (Rep) • Paul Sadler (Dem) • John Jay Myers (Lib) • David B. Collins (Grn) U.S. REPRESENTATIVE (District 8) • Kevin Brady (Rep) • Nell Burns (Dem) • Roy Hall (Lib) RAILROAD COMMISSIONER • Christi Craddick (Rep) • Dale Henry (Dem) • Vivkananda (Vik) Wall (Lib) • Chris Kennedy (Grn) RAILROAD COMMISSIONER (Unexpired term) • Barry Smitherman (Rep) • Jaime O. Perez (Dem) • Josh Wendel (Grn) JUSTICE, SUPREME COURT, PLACE 2 • Don Willett (Rep) • RS Roberto Koelsch (Lib) JUSTICE, SUPREME COURT, PLACE 4 • John Devine (Rep) • Tom Oxford (Lib) • Charles E. Waterbury (Grn) JUSTICE, SUPREME COURT, PLACE 6 • Nathan Hecht (Rep) • Michele Petty (Dem) • Mark Ash (Lib) • Jim Chisholm (Grn) PRESIDING JUDGE, COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS • Sharon Keller (Rep) • Keith Hampton (Dem) • Lance Scott (Lib) JUDGE, COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS, PLACE 7 • Barbara Parker Hervey (Rep) • Mark W. Bennett (Lib) JUDGE, COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS, PLACE 8 • Elsa Alcata (Rep) • William Bryan Strange III (Lib) MEMBER, STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, District 8 • Barbara Cargill (Rep) • Dexter Smith (Dem) STATE SENATOR District 3 • Robert Nichols (Rep) STATE REPRESENTATIVE District 57 • Trent Ashby (Rep) JUSTICE, 12th COURT OF APPEALS DISTRICT, PLACE 3 • Sam Griffin (Rep) DISTRICT JUDGE, 411th JUDICIAL DISTRICT • Kaycee L. Jones (Rep) • Robert H. Trapp (Dem) DISTRICT ATTORNEY • Bennie L. Schiro (Rep) COUNTY ATTORNEY • Joe Warner Bell (Dem) COUNTY SHERIFF • Woody Wallace (Rep) • Ralph Montemayor (Dem) COUNTY TAX ASSESSOR-COLLECTOR • Lindy Madden Warren (Dem) COUNTY COMMISSIONER, PRECINCT 1 • Grover “Tiger” Worsham (Rep) • Tom McCrory (Dem) COUNTY COMMISSIONER, PRECINCT 3 • Neal Smith (Rep) • Cecil Webb (Dem) JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, PRECINCT 4 (Unexpired Term) • Greg Hollis (Rep) • Sam O. “Rod” Blair (Dem) CONSTABLE, PRECINCT 1 • Rusty Barrett (Rep) • Ronald North (Dem) CONSTABLE, PRECINCT 2 • Mark W. Cole (Rep) • R. Sterling Johnson (Dem) CONSTABLE, PRECINCT 3 • Carl Casey (Rep) • Hayne Huffman (Dem) CONSTABLE, PRECINCT 4 • Reggie Olive (Rep) • Ronnie Hunt (Dem)


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