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Early voting underway

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by Katy McElroy

Early voting opened yesterday for the March 6 Republican and Democratic presidential primaries. The League of Women Voters has a tool that will provide you with a personalized ballot, if you’d like to check it out before you head to the polls. The Texas Tribune has good coverage of the legislative side of things. As far as Travis County goes, only two incumbents out of the 11 Democratic candidates have drawn challengers: Precinct 4 County Commissioner Margaret Gómez (Susanna Woody) and Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Susan Steeg (Sylvia Holmes). In addition, Democratic Party Chair Vincent Harding is resigning, meaning that his seat is up for grabs as well. Wondering where to vote? KUT has a complete list of early voting locations by county. There are 25 early voting locations in Travis County, and they will be open Feb. 20 through 24: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Ben Hur Shrine Center: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 24), Feb. 25: noon to 6 p.m., and Feb. 26 through March 2: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. There are also several mobile voting sites, which will have variable opening hours. So far, things are off to a predictably slow start. The Travis County Clerk reports that 7,123 ballots were cast Tuesday, representing just 0.97 percent of registered voters.

The election results in this whisper have been corrected.

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