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Early voting in the Special Runoff Election was set to end Tuesday, Dec. 15, in Young County. Voters will still have an opportunity to vote on election day which will be held Saturday, Dec. 19, at five different locations in the county.
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Election day upcoming for District 30 runoff election

Young County had over 400 voters show up during the first three days of early voting in the runoff election for the Texas Senate District 30 seat. This election is the fourth in Young County after COVID-19 restrictions were implemented and slowly loosened locally and statewide following the general election which was held Nov. 3 and had three weeks of early voting.

The county saw 140 voters show up during the first day of early voting in the runoff election and as of Monday afternoon the county had 450 voters show up, or a 3% turnout from registered voters in the county.

Gov. Greg Abbott issued a proclamation Saturday, Oct. 10, ordering a special runoff election for the Texas Senate District 30 seat Dec. 19. Gov. Abbott previously called an emergency special election Sunday, Aug. 23, after Senator Pat Fallon resigned the same day and opened a vacancy for the position.

Editor’s Note: Early voting in the Special Runoff Election ended Tuesday after press time. Coverage of the early voting totals will be featured in the Saturday edition of The Graham Leader.

For the rest of the story, see the Dec. 16 edition of The Graham Leader.

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