Early voting totals 157 for amendments

Early votes for the state Constitutional Amendment Election are coming in slowly but surely after the first two days of early voting.

Gillespie County Clerk Mary Lynn Rusche said early voting, which began Monday and extends until Friday, Nov. 1, has brought 157 voters to the county courthouse.

Rusche said 90 persons cast votes on Monday and another 67 did so on Tuesday. In addition, Rusche said she received 41 requests for mail-in ballots on Monday and seven more on Tuesday.

Nine proposed constitutional amendments, plus a local expanded beer and wine sales county proposition, are on the ballot.

“There are only nine amendments, so that is fewer than normal,” she said, adding that no personality-filled electoral races are included in Gillespie County this year. Last year, during the presidential election year, voting set a record.

Early voting for this year’s constitutional amendment election will continue through Friday, Nov. 1, and will take place in the county commissioners’ courtroom from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.       

General election day is Tuesday, Nov. 5.

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