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Erath County Clerk, Gwinda Jones, said low voter turn out is normal when there isn't anything especially controversial on the ballot.
“Friday we had 79 voters and as of this morning (Monday) there was one more for a total of 80,” Jones said.
Jones said there are not any “hot topics” on the ballot to draw people to the polls as the last amendment election was regarding gay marriage.
Early voting began Monday, Oct. 22, at the courthouse and will end at 5 p.m. Friday.
Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6, with several locations provided for voting.
They are: Precincts 10, 11, 12, 18, 19, Stephenville Recreation Building, 378 West Long St.; Precincts 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, Dublin County Annex, 219 S. Grafton Street; Precincts 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, Stephenville VFW Building, U.S. 281 and Airport Road; and Precincts 41, 44, 45, 46, 47, Embarq Telephone office (formerly Sprint), corner of Lillian and Frey Streets.
Proof of ID must be shown before voting.
“Due to the low turnout and the cost to man each voting box we will only have four locations on Election Day; one for each commissioner precinct,” Jones said.
ANGELIA JOINER is a staff writer for the Empire-Tribune. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 254-965-3124,ext. 238.