By Ken Esten Cooke
A hot gubernatorial race has driven more than 3,600 people to vote early in Gillespie County ahead of the Nov. 4 general election.
County Clerk Mary Lynn Rusche said 3,675 people voted early through Tuesday with three days remaining.
Early voting continues through Friday, Oct. 31, at the County Courthouse, Room 104, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
“Turnout has been pretty good,” Rusche said. “I think it’s pretty good for a governor’s race.”
Rusche said 2,698 people voted in-person by the close of voting on Tuesday. Also received were 792 of the 977 mail-in ballots which were requested, she said.
Votes are generally heavier during presidential vote years, but Rusche said the activity around the governor and lieutenant governor’s races have helped spike turnout.
On the ballot are federal, state and six unopposed county races.