(Orange, Texas)

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October 27, 2012

Early voting turnout well ahead of 2008 figures

ORANGE — Early voting figures continue to surpass local records as Election Day draws closer.

With Election day looming on Tuesday, Nov. 6, hundreds of area registered voters have been heading to the polls daily during the early voting period, which began on Monday, Oct. 22.

A total of 11,753 votes has been through Friday, the fifth day of early voting. Comparatively, a total of 8,304 ballots were submitted through five days of early voting during the 2008 general election.

According to Tina Barrow, Orange County Election Administrator, this is definitely a record setting turnout already.

The Orange Public Library continues to have the biggest voter turnout each day as 830 ballots were submitted on Friday, while 644 were received on Thursday. The Raymond Gould Community Center in Vidor had a total of 680 ballots turned in by voters on Friday, and another 537 on Thursday.

A total of 492 ballots were submitted at the Bridge City Public Works building on Friday, while 363 voters submitted ballots on Thursday. At the First Baptist Church in Mauriceville, 285 ballots were tallied on Friday and 218 ballots submitted Thursday.

A total 71 ballots were received in the U.S. mail on Friday, while 64 ballots were received on Thursday.

No military ballots or out of country ballots were received either Thursday or Friday, while one limited ballot was submitted Thursday and another on Friday.

The open County Court at Law seat will feature Republican candidate Mandy White-Rogers against Democrat nominee Mike Abbott.

Two seats are up for election on the Orange County Commissioners Court as well.

Incumbent David Dubose, a Republican, will take on challenger, and former county commissioner, Democratic nominee James Stringer for the County Commissioner Precinct 1 seat, while Democratic incumbent John Dubose is being opposed by Republican candidate John Banken for the County Commissioner seat in Precinct 3.

There are also two races on the ballot this November for Orange County Constable.

The Precinct 1 race will feature Republican incumbent Chris Humble and, his opponent, Democratic candidate Sarah Jefferson-Simon, while the race for Precinct 2 features Democratic candidate Lynn Arceneaux against Republican candidate David A. Cagle.

Another race which voters in Orange County will be deciding has Republican Steve Stockman attempting to return to office for the first time since the 1990s as he takes on Democrat Max Martin and Libertarian Michael K. Cole for the newly created U.S. District 36 seat.

Early voting continues from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., today, Saturday, Oct. 27, and resumes Monday, Oct. 29 through Friday, Nov. 2. Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 6.

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