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Early Voting Period For The March 6th Primary Ends Friday

Early Voting Period For The March 6th Primary Ends Friday

McLennan County's early voting turnout for Tuesday's primaries hit nearly 8.1 percent, up from 4.8 percent for the last midterm election in 2014. Primary election day is Tuesday March 6th.

More than 602,000 voters have cast ballots in the largest counties through Wednesday.

Across the state, more than 415,000 Texans - 217,919 Democrats and 197,881 Republicans - had cast early ballots through Tuesday in the state's 15 largest counties, the most recent early voting totals show.

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It does not count ballots that were cast on Thursday or Friday, the last day of voting.

McLennan County residents voting either of the parties' primaries may have contested races for U.S. Senate and several statewide and local offices.

That's up from the almost 290,000 Texans who voted early at the same point in the election four years ago.

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The number of those voting during early voting has slightly decreased this year when compared to previous years.

Voters in Hidalgo County will elect a new top county administrator to succeed longtime judge Ramon Garcia, while the judge in Cameron County, Eddie Trevino, is facing a primary challenge.

"Just keep in mind to bring your ID when you come to vote", Van Wolfe said.

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