Early voting numbers continue to roll in across the country, and Grimes County has seen one of its best years in recent memory turnout wise.
County elections administrator Lucy Ybarra said that the record turnout began on day one of the early voting.
“We were fresh out of the gate with over 700 voters on that day alone. Our location is seeing about 300 to 400 per day, just at the courthouse. But, in Grimes County, we have had well over 4,000 turnout, with both early voting and ballot by mail,” said Ybarra.
She added that the third week of early voting, they expect turnout to be even better than it has been thus far.
Also coming up, you can vote Tuesday, October 27th, from 7 am until 7 pm.
There was also new voting equipment for the elections office this year, and so far, Ybarra says they have gotten positive results.
“The only issues we have had thus far were a little bit of spacing issues, but we were able to spread those out a bit more, and give everyone a little more comfortable social distancing. The feedback from use, a voter can get in and out in less than 10 minutes. Sometimes, you may wait 45 minutes in line. But, more of our lines are an hour or less, and you can get in and out, cast your vote, and you are done,” Ybarra said.
Early voting continues through October 30th, with voting locations in Grimes County at the historic courthouse, the Navasota Center, and Bedias Civic Center. You can vote at any of the 9 or 10 polling locations in Grimes County on Election Day, Novemebr 3rd.
For more information, or questions, contact their office at 936-873-4422.