LCS: Palo Pinto County sees large turnout numbers for election day voting
Palo Pinto county saw an election day turnout with over 2,400 voters hitting the polls on election day during the Nov. 5 Constitutional Amendment Election.
A a portion of Palo Pinto County residents had a Graford ISD bond election to vote on. The entire county had opportunity to voice their opinions on the 10 ballot measures approved in the 86th Legislative Session.
The cumulative unofficial reports released by Palo Pinto County Assistant Elections Administrator Savannah Trevino and updated on the Texas Secretary of State election results website showed a total of 3,144 voters, or 17.3% of the 18,183 registered voters in the county, voted.
In 2017, the Constitutional Amendment Election election had a total of 2,029 voters.
The county had slow voter turnout throughout the two weeks of early voting held at three locations from Monday, Oct. 21 through Friday, Nov. 1. A total of 47 voters had voted in the election on the first day of early voting, according to the Texas Secretary of State website.
Early voting ended Friday, Nov. 1, and the county had 740 votes in person or by mail, or 4.1% of the 18,183 registered voters in the county.
For more information regarding elections in Palo Pinto County, call the elections office at 940-659-1217.
For the full story, see the Wednesday, Nov. 13 edition of The Graham Leader.