Another 311 early voters in Anderson yesterday, and 256 more in Navasota, brings the total of Grimes County early voters to more than 3,200 so far. And the County’s Election Administrator says this is the best turn-out she’s seen in the quarter century she’s run the polls.
Rebecca Duff tells Navasota News, in the early 2000’s a little more than a thousand came in early to vote. But, she admits, in every consecutive presidential election, early turn-out has been on the rise.
And as the early voting booths reopen this week, Duff reminds those yet to come in, there is more to remember than just the new voter ID laws. There are also temporary limits to your freedom of expression. You cannot wear anything that tells others how to vote, and she continues, if you have vote for or don’t vote for bumper sticker on your vehicle you can’t park within 100 ft. of the polls.
Grimes County residents may cast their ballots early at either the Grimes County Courthouse in Anderson or at the Navasota Center, the polls will be open from 8 to 5 tomorrow through Friday November 4th.
And even with the exceptionally heavy voter traffic, Duff reports maximum wait-times have only been averaging 10 minutes.