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    Young County is prepared for the upcoming runoff election, which is scheduled to start early voting on Monday, June 29. Extra precautions are in place as this is the first election since COVID-19 hit the area. New signs and tools will be used to ensure voters are safe at the polls. (Leader photo by Madalyn Heimann)

Early voting in runoff Monday, county taking cautionary measures

Early voting in the July Primary Runoff Election begins Monday with the Young County Elections office taking cautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.The election will serve as the first in the county after COVID-19 restrictions were implemented and slowly loosened locally and statewide.

On the Republican ballot will be a vote for Justice, 2nd Court of Appeals District, Place 7, between Brian Walker and Elizabeth Beach. On the Democratic ballot will be a vote for U.S. Senator, between Royce West and Mary “MJ” Hegar and a vote for Railroad Commissioner, between Chrysta Castaneda and Roberto R. “Beto” Alonzo. No local candidates will be on either ballot in the election.

The first day of early voting will be Monday, June 29 and it will run on weekdays though Friday, July 10. Early voting will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 29-July 2 and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. from July 6-10. The last day to register to vote in the election was Monday, June 15. Election day will be Tuesday, July 14 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at five county locations.

Young County Elections Administrator Lauren Sullivan released a video on the county election Facebook page Wednesday, detailing what will be new with the election and how her department will be taking cautionary measures. The county will have antibacterial gel for use while voting, but a mask and gloves will not be required from voters.

For the rest of the story, see the June 27 edition of The Graham Leader.



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