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Last minute preps before early voting


By Tiffany Pelt - email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – The Lubbock County Elections Office is making last minute preparations to get ready for early voting to begin Monday morning.

Teams of volunteers spread out in Lubbock, putting up eight voting machines Sunday night in each United Supermarkets.

Starting at 8a.m. Monday voters can hit the polls. "Early voting will run through Friday October 29th. Eleven of those days you have 12 hours from 8a.m. to 8p.m. to vote, and on Sunday the 24th you have from 1:00p.m. to 6p.m." explained Dorothy Kennedy with the Lubbock County Elections Office.

When getting ready to vote, be prepared for a big ballot. "It's a little bit longer than usual. It's 7 to 8 pages long, and it's a little more complicated than we've seen in previous elections," said Kennedy.

If it falls in your precinct, the ballot includes the nearly $2-million dollar LISD bond package calling for security, technology, and overall improvements for the schools. There are also six Slaton bond proposals and two water districts to vote on.

You'll also see two candidates listed twice on the ballot for the Texas House of Representative District 84. Democrat Carol Morgan is up against Republican John Frullo. The first time listed on the ballot will be for the special election to determine who will fill Carl Isett's position until December 31st.  "When you see it further down the ballot that is to start the term that begins January 1st and goes for the two full years," said Kennedy.

Besides the big Texas Governor's race, you'll see some big races here locally. For Lubbock County Sheriff you have Jesse Pena (D) up against incumbent Kelly Rowe.

Tom Head (R) is facing Nathan Lusk (L) and John Miller ( I ) for the Lubbock County Judge.

For District 85 Jim Landtroop (R) is fighting incumbent Joe Helfin (D).

For U.S. Representative District 19, Andy Wilson (D) and Richard Peterson (L) are trying to unseat incumbent Randy Neugebauer (R).

To find your precinct's sample ballot (click here). To watch the candidate forums (click here). For a list of early voting locations (click here).

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