By Ken Esten Cooke
Gillespie County’s 8,875 voters participating in Tuesday’s general election showed they prefer things the way they are in Texas.
This year’s races held few, if any, surprises — from unopposed local candidates in Gillespie County to landslide contests at the statewide level.
Election judges and alternates at the county’s 13 polling locations reported brisk activity throughout the day, in spite of the rains which began in the afternoon.
Of the county’s 18,174 registered voters, 8,875, or 48.8 percent, took part in the election. More than half of those who voted, 4,913, took advantage of early voting options at the county courthouse.
“It was a good turnout,” said Mary Lynn Rusche, who was re-elected as county clerk in an unopposed race. “The rain didn’t seem to keep away too many people and the election workers did a great job.”