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Shelby County has several challenged races on Nov. 4 ballots, early voting starts Monday

Early voting for the Nov. 4 General Election starts Monday and continues through Oct. 31.


In Shelby County, you can vote early for any of the elections at County Clerk Allison Harbison's office on the Center square. Today we look at the challenged races on the ballot in Shelby County.


For State Senator Dist. 3, incumbent Republican Robert Nichols and Libertarian challenger, J. Tyler Lindsey; and for 273rd District Judge, Democrat incumbent Charles R. Mitchell is challenged by Republican Louie Des Champs.


In the County Commissioner Pct. 2 race, Republican Tim Runnels and Democrat incumbent Jimmy Lout; for Justice of the Peace Pct. 1, Republican Melissa Crouch and Democrat incumbent Maxie Eaves; JP Pct. 2, Republican Marla Denby and Democrat Jerry Powell; and for JP Pct. 5, Republican Mike Crouch and Democrat incumbent Jim Powers. There is also a write-in candidate for JP Pct. 5, Lee McIntyre.


In the Center ISD Board of Trustee election, four incumbents are up for re-election, they are Dr. Dixon Golden, Ortega Cartwright, Jim Sawyer and Deborah Chadwick, and they're challenged by James Greer, Daphne LaRock, Traci Willoughby and John Henry Holloway.


The City of Center has one council race contested, District 2 as incumbent Jerry Lathan is challenged by Jud Matthews.


Remember, you must have a valid photo ID in order to vote in person. The last day to apply for a ballot by mail (received, not postmarked) is Friday, Oct. 24.


Early voting for all elections in Shelby County, county, city of Center and Center ISD will be held at Shelby County Clerk Allison Harbison’s office on the Center Square from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, starting Monday. There will be two extended hour voting days, Monday, Oct. 20 & Monday, Oct. 27 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Also, early voting will take place on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 26 from noon to 4 p.m.


Early voting for all elections in San Augustine County will take place at Election Administrator Deborah Woods' office in the El Camino Justice Center and at the Broaddus Community Center. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the elections office, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Broaddus. Extended hours will be Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 26 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at both locations.