The votes continue to pour in and only three days remain in the early voting period for the March 4 Primary elections.
Voters continue to flow steadily to the four early polling locations across Orange County as the early voting period concludes its seventh day. Early voting ends at 5 p.m., Friday.
Through seven days of early voting in the March Primary elections, a total of 3,541 ballots have been submitted by Orange County voters. This includes 2,943 in the Orange County Republican Primary election and 598 in the Orange County Democratic Primary.
In the Orange County Republican Primary, 356 of the 2,943 ballots were received on Tuesday.
Of the 356 total ballot count thus far, 908 have been submitted by voters at the Orange Public Library, 547 at the Bridge City Public Works Building, 374 at First Baptist Church in Mauriceville and 534 at the Raymond Gould Community Center in Vidor. Another 578 have been submitted to the Orange County Election Administration by mail and two ballots have been submitted by military personnel.
The Orange County Republican Party has the only contested races this election, including the highly sought after nomination for Orange County Judge.
Other contested races in the Republican Primary include Orange County Commissioner of Precinct 2, Orange County Justice of the Peace of Precinct 3 and Orange County District Clerk.
In the Orange County Democratic Primary election, 62 of the 598 total ballots were received on Tuesday.
Of the 598 total ballot count thus far, 173 ballots have been submitted by voters at the Orange Public Library, 49 at the Bridge City Public Works Building, 17 at First Baptist Church in Mauriceville and 78 at the Raymond Gould Community Center in Vidor. Also, a total of 281 votes have been submitted by mail.
Election day is Tuesday, March 4. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. See the weekend edition of The Orange Leader for a full list of voting locations.