Due to the county’s new county-wide voting status, Grimes County residents will now have twice the usual places to vote early in the May 5th Special Election next month.
County Voter Registrar Rebecca Duff convinced Commissioners to unanimously approve adding both the Iola and Bedias community centers to the current Anderson Courthouse and Navasota Center Early Voting locations for the Special Election called by Governor Greg Abbott, because there are no Early Voting locations in northern Grimes and both the Iola ISD and City of Bedias have elections on May 5th.
Staffing both of those new locations through Early Voting, April 23rd through May 1st, Duff guessed, would cost the county an additional $1,800.
And due to the current growth of the County of Grimes, Duff told the commissioners that it could have been worse, because if the county’s new city of Plantersville were holding an election, she’d have to ask to include that community center as well.
Duff estimated that bringing the total number of Early Voting locations in the County of Grimes to four, will bring the total cost to the county for holding the May 5th Special Election to around $6,000.