Early Voting In Texas Starts Today
Early voting is underway in Texas for the upcoming Republican and Democratic Primary that will be held on Super Tuesday, March 3.
If you would like to participate in early voting the following polling locations are open as of today and will be open daily between the hours of 8 AM - 5 PM through Friday, February 28, 2020.
Early Voting Location 1:
- Bowie County Courthouse
710 James Bowie Dr
New Boston, Texas 75570
Early Voting Location 2:
- Southwest Center
3222 W 7th Street
Texarkana, Texas 75501
In the State of Texas, you can cross the Party lines during the Primary and cross back during the General Election held on November 3. You can only pick one side in the Primary, BallotPedia.com explains it like this:
Texas primaries are open, meaning a voter does not have to be registered as a member of a party to participate in its primary. Voters in Texas must sign a pledge when voting declaring that they will not vote in another party's primary in the same year.
In other words, you only get one shot in the Primary, either the Democrat ticket or Republican. If you choose to vote in a different party's Primary election to try and influence the outcome you risk losing someone in your party's Primary that you would like to see win.
Ain't politics a hoot?
These Primary Ballots include local races like;
- District Judge, 5th Judicial District between incumbent Bill Miller and Monty Murry.
- Bowie County Sheriff between Jeff Neal and George W. Huggins.
- County Tax Collector/Assessor between Ramona Dawson-Norman and Josh Davis.
- County Commissioner, Precinct 3 between James Strain and Kyle B. Barrett.
For more information or to see your local ballot including local races and Statewide Propositions, go to the Bowie County Elections Site.