Voting begins for primaries

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Early voting began Tuesday and will continue through March 2 for the March 6 joint primary election.

Both Rusk County and Gregg County are part of the countywide polling program in which registered voters in both counties can vote at any polling location in their respective county.

Kilgore has one polling location for each county: Kilgore Community Center (622 Kay Street) for Gregg County and Chandler Street Church of Christ for Rusk County.

Kilgore Community Center polls will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Friday and Feb. 26 through March 2. It will also be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 24 and 25.

The Chandler Street Church of Christ (2700 Chandler Street) location will be open March 1-2 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

In Gregg County, the courthouse (101 E. Methvin St., Longview) will also be open to voters through Friday 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 through March 2 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Rusk County Courthouse Elections Office will also be open for Rusk County voters from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through March 2, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 24 and noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 25.

Other locations are listed on the Gregg County Elections Office website (www.greggcountyvotes.com) and on the Rusk County Elections Office website (www.co.rusk.tx.us/default.aspx?Rusk_County/Elections).

Sample ballots for both party primaries are available on both county election websites.

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