After a slow first week, Early Voting begins to pick up

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Heavy rains and flooding seem to have kept voters away from the polls last week. Only 742 people showed up to vote early in the first week.

The total number of voters Monday and Tuesday was 641, bringing the total to 1,383.

Across the state, reports are coming out that Democratic voters are turning up in higher numbers than Republicans. That’s not the case here.

Of those who have voted so far in Lamar County, 1,221 (88.6%) voted in the Republican primary while only 162 (11.4%) voted in the Democratic primary.

Registered voters who wish to vote early can go to the Lamar County Services Building at 231 Lamar Avenue (aka “the Old Post Office”) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. this week. Early voting ends Friday, March 2 at 5 p.m.

Polls will open on Election day, March 6 at 7 a.m. and will close at 7 p.m. For a list of Election Day voting locations, citizens should check here. (also included below)

UPDATED: This article has been edited to reflect the most recent numbers provided by Lamar County Elections Office. 2/28/18

Colton is the founder of Paris Free Press. He was born and raised in Paris, Texas, graduated from North Lamar ISD and Paris Junior College with an Associate Degree. He lives in Lamar County with his loving girlfriend and their three dogs and two cats. He has once been uncredited in The Paris News.