Early balloting opens slow on Monday

Early balloting for the Jan. 23 special election for the District 68 Texas House of Representative’s seat opened Monday and will run through Jan. 19.
Elections Administrator Ginger Wall said it was a slow opening with only 34 voters casting ballots. She also said while Jan. 18 is a county holiday for Martin Luther King’s birthday, the voting centers will remain open on Monday.
Early voting is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday at the Montague County Annex Community Room, H.J. Justin Community Room in Nocona, Saint Jo Civic Center and Bowie Bible Baptist Church.
Four Republicans and one Democrat are battling it out for the seat. They are Republicans John Berry, Jacksboro; Jason Brinkley, Gainesville; Craig Carter, Nocona and David Spiller, Jacksboro. The Democrat is Charles D. Gregory, Childress.

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