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Voter turnout shatters record
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GROVETON – Early voting got underway Monday for the 2012 General Election with Trinity County residents flocking to the polls in record numbers. According to Trinity County Clerk Diane McCrory, a total of 489 voters cast ballots by personal appearance on the opening day. In addition, a total of 319 mail ballots have been returned, boosting the overall count to 808. The old one-day voting turnout record stood at only 161. The breakdown by early voting location shows that 324 people voted Monday at the Trinity City Hall; 108 voted at the Groveton Volunteer Fire Department; and 57 cast ballots at the Apple Springs Volunteer Fire Department. Early voting will continue at all three locations from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Saturday. It will resume in Trinity and Groveton only during those hours from Monday, Oct. 29 through Friday, Nov. 3. The general election will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at polling locations throughout the county. A complete list of those voting locations will appear in next week’s edition of The Trinity Standard. McCrory noted that the last day to apply for a mail ballot would be on Oct. 30. Information on obtaining a mail ballot application may be obtained from McCrory’s office at (936) 642-1208. This year’s general election ballot includes races ranging from President of the United States down to county precinct constables. Local offices to be decided in the election include that of 411th Judicial District Judge, 258th District Attorney, county sheriff, county attorney, county tax assessor-collector, the precinct 1 and 3 county commissioners and all four county precinct constables.