In addition to a hotly-contested presidential-race, there are some local decisions that voters began making at the polls as early as Monday.
Early voting continues through Nov. 4. Polls are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at the Madison County Courthouse, 101 West Main Street, Madisonville and at the North Zulch ISD Bulldog Lounge, 11390 Fifth Street, North Zulch.
On Election Day – Nov. 8 – polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the following locations:
In addition to the U.S. president’s race, several other items appear on this year’s ballot including U.S. representative, railroad commissioner, Supreme Court justices, Court of Criminal Appeals, state Board of Education, state representative, district judge, sheriff, tax assessor-collector, county commissioners, constables and three North Zulch school board seats.
Charles Drake Jr., the North Zulch board’s current president, is running unopposed for Position 2. Greg Landry, Michael Crocker and incumbent Georgia Stark are seeking Position 6. Mike Crocker and incumbent Beth Wilson are on the ballot for Position 7.
Madison County Elections Administrator Earl Parker said they’ve added one poll worker this year but don’t expect a drastic change in turnout over the last presidential election. While there are roughly 7,200 registered voters in Madison County, about 4,100 cast ballots in the last presidential election. Parker said he predicts about 5,000 will turn out this year.
A sample ballot will appear in next week’s Meteor.