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Early voting in primary run-offs begins Monday

Early voting for the Primary Run-Off elections will begin Monday following a delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Erath County will be practicing recommended social distancing guidelines for the  Election.

Republican and Democratic voters can return to the polls to decide on races in which a clear winner wasn’t decided in the March 3 primary elections.

Republican voters have one race to decide: incumbent J.D. Sheffield against challenger Shelby Slawson for State Representative, District 59. 

Democratic voters will be deciding in two races: Mary “MJ” Hegar against Royce West for U.S. Senator and Roberto R. “Beto” Alonzo against Chrysta Castaneda for Railroad Commissioner.

Early voting can be done in-person at the Erath County Courthouse in Stephenville from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday through July 2 and July 6 through July 10.

The following locations will be open for voting on election day, July 14, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.:

  • Erath County Courthouse (100 W. Washington, Stephenville)
  • Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Center (1229 N. U.S. Highway 281, Stephenville)
  • Dublin County Annex (219 S. Grafton)
  • Texas Bank (988 Wolfe Nursery Rd., Stephenville)

Erath County will be practicing recommended social distancing guidelines for the  Election. County officials report they will be using a bleach solution to clean the polling locations and voting machines. Each voter will use a clean pen to sign in and be offered a Q-Tip to mark their ballot so the voter does not have to touch the machine. The use of masks by voters and poll workers is optional, but encouraged.

Any voter 65 or over or disabled is encouraged to request a mail ballot from the Erath County Clerk’s Office. To request a ballot call 254-965-1444 or email Elections Office. The last day to submit an application for a ballot is July 2, 2020.

The Erath County Courthouse will also be offering a curbside service for those that are unable to enter the Courthouse to vote due to age, disability, or sickness.

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