Early voting was canceled in the Texas House of Representatives District 68 special runoff election. Early voting was set to be underway in the special runoff election and was scheduled to run weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 16-19 at North Central Texas College and Olney Community Library.
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HD68 early voting canceled due to severe weather conditions
Early voting in the Texas House of Representatives District 68 special runoff election was canceled this week in Young County due to inclement winter weather which started Sunday and continued throughout the week. Early voting was scheduled to begin Tuesday, Feb. 16, in the 22 counties in the district.
The election is between candidates David Spiller and Craig Carter vying for the HD68 seat. This election will fill the seat vacated by Drew Springer, who won the Texas Senate District 30 position in December 2020. Springer was sworn into his Senate District 30 position Wednesday, Jan. 6, by Gov. Greg Abbott after first being elected to serve in the HD68 seat in 2012 and serving eight years in the position.
Gov. Abbott issued a proclamation Thursday, Feb. 4, 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.
For the rest of the story, see the Feb. 20 edition of The Graham Leader.