Court OKs early voting locations, times

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Gregg County will continue with its countywide polling for the 2018 elections, including the March 6 primaries.

During Thursday’s Gregg County Commissioners Court, Elections Administrator Kathryn Nealy told the commissioners the county had received “successful” status from the Texas Secretary of State after its first election – November’s constitutional amendment election.

Early voting for the March 6 primary election will begin Tuesday, Feb. 20 and will continue until Friday, March 2.

Polls will open Tuesday instead of Monday due to President’s Day.

The early voting locations throughout the county will be the Gregg County Courthouse, Kilgore Community Center, Judson Community Center, Greggton Community Center and Broughton Recreation Center.

The Gregg County Courthouse will be open Feb. 20-23 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Feb. 24 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Feb. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Feb. 26-March 2 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The community centers will all be open Feb. 20-23 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Feb. 24-25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Feb. 26-March 2 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

In a unanimous 4-0 vote with Pct. 2 Commissioner Darryl Primo absent, the court approved the early voting schedule as presented by Nealy.

On Dec. 18, the court approved for the March 6 primary election to be a joint election between the Republican and Democratic Party of Gregg County, which means both political parties will share polling locations and election workers.

With many county offices on the ballot, Nealy assured the commissioners she will take into consideration the number of contested races in a certain precinct when allocating machines to each polling location.

The early voting schedule will also be posted on the Gregg County Elections website (greggcountyvotes.com) and its new Facebook page.

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