Early voting for the Nov. 6 General Election continues. Shelby County residents can cast ballots from 8 to 4:30 today, with a special designated time from 12 to 4 Sunday afternoon at the Shelby County Clerk Allison Harbison’s office on the Center Square. Early voting next week begins Monday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
In San Augustine County, early voting is taking place from 8 to 4 daily, at Elections Administrator Deborah Woods’ Office at 225 North Harrison, in the El Camino Justice Center, and also from 9 to 4 at the Broaddus Community Center. San Augustine County voters are reminded they can also vote during an extended period from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at both locations this Saturday, Oct. 27 only.
Shelby County voters are deciding on three county-wide offices, that of sheriff, between incumbent Newton Johnson, Jr. and Willis Blackwell; district attorney between incumbent Kenneth Florence and Steven Shires; and District Judge of the 123rd Judicial District with incumbent Guy Griffin and Charles “Brick” Dickerson. Other races in Shelby County, are J-P Pct. 1, incumbent Maxie Eaves and Melissa Crouch; and Constable Pct. 3, incumbent Billy Hearnesberger and Roy Cheatwood. In addition, there’s a district-wide race for state representative, Dist. 9 between candidate elect Chris Paddie and write-in John McIntyre. There’s also a contested election in the City of Center, as Council Position 2 race has incumbent Charles Byndom opposed by Jerry Lathan. Early voting for this election is also being held at the Shelby County Clerk’s office. San Augustine County voters will also be selecting a First Judicial District Judge, as incumbent Craig Mixson is challenged by Jennifer Job (Jobe) Seale (Seal).
San Augustine ISD voters are deciding on a $5-million dollar bond issue for construction of a new athletic facility; and the selection of three school board members. Including Position 2 between William (Bub) Johnson and Jennifer Studdard; Position 5 Orvin Garrett and Dennis Barnes; and Position 7 between William Richards and James Moore. In addition, two San Augustine Constable races up for election. In Pct. 2, incumbent Jeff Mosby is challenged by Robert Pooh Wynn; and in Pct. 4, incumbent Ben Miller is opposed by Kevin Gratehouse.