Early election shows large turnout

Published 7:45 am Thursday, October 27, 2016

By Dawn Burleigh

The Orange Leader


Residents are voicing their opinion by casting their vote during Early Election.

Approximately 30 persons were waiting for the polls to open Monday morning at the Orange City Library. Long lines were reported all morning as the first day of Early Election began in Orange.

Citizens commented throughout the day, the lines were a 20-40 minute wait but were fast moving as 900 people voted at Orange City Library Monday.

Mail in ballots totaled 898 on the first day.

City of Vidor reported 714 voters, and Bridge City location had 606. Mauriceville reported 307 voting.

One person at the Orange location was reported as 78 years old and voting for her first time.

A total of 3,460 votes were cast on the first day of early voting.

Early Election continues 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. thru Oct. 29 and Oct. 31 – Nov. 4. On Tuesday, Nov. 1, the hours will be extended from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. for those unable to go during regular hours.

Early voting locations are Orange Public Library, located at 220 North 5th Street in Orange, Bridge City Public Works Building, located at 220 Nitsche in Bridge City, Mauriceville Volunteer Fire Department, located at 10691 North State Hwy. 62 in Mauriceville, and Raymond Gould Community Center, located at 385 Claiborne in Vidor.

Early voting will take place Election Day is November 8.