Early voting starts Tuesday in HD68 runoff election
UPDATE: Due to forecasted inclement weather next week, North Central Texas College will be closed for voting Tuesday, Feb. 16. As of Friday afternoon, Olney Community Library was still scheduled to open Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for early voting, according to Young County Election Administrator Lauren Sullivan.
Early voting in the runoff election which will determine the Texas House of Representatives District 68 seat begins Tuesday across the 22 counties in the district. The election is to fill the seat vacated by Drew Springer, who won the Texas Senate District 30 position in December 2020.
Gov. Greg Abbott issued a proclamation last Thursday setting Tuesday, Feb. 23, as the date for the special runoff election for the HD68 seat vacated by Springer. HD68 covers the counties of Childress, Collingsworth, Cooke, Cottle, Crosby, Dickens, Fisher, Floyd, Garza, Hall, Hardeman, Haskell, Jack, Kent, King, Montague, Motley, Stonewall, Throckmorton, Wheeler, Wilbarger and Young.
Candidates David Spiller and Craig Carter are headed to a runoff election which will have early voting weekdays from 8 a.m.to 5 p.m. Feb.16-19 at North Central Texas College located at 928 Cherry St. in Graham and Olney Community Library located at 807 W. Hamilton in Olney. Any registered voter in Young County can vote at either location during early voting.
For the rest of the story, see the Feb. 13 edition of The Graham Leader.