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Heavy turnout for early voting

Voting personnel in both Shelby and San Augustine Counties continue to report a “heavy” turnout of early voters heading into next Tuesday’s General Election.  As of 4:30 Tuesday afternoon, 3,039 had voted in Shelby County since early voting started Oct. 22. Although an exact number is not known, it’s reported to be a greater turnout so far than the 2008 General Election. There are 14,402 registered voters in Shelby County.  Shelby County voters can continue to vote early from 8 to 4:30 today through Friday at Shelby County Clerk Allison Harbison’s office on the Center Square.  Meanwhile, San Augustine County has had 1,503 cast early ballots in the eight days of voting. Elections Administrator Deborah Woods says with three days left to vote early, voting is on course to be higher than the over 16-hundred that voted four years ago. San Augustine County has 6,159 registered voters.  In San Augustine County, early voting is taking place from 8 to 4 through Friday, at Ms. Woods’ office at 225 North Harrison, in the El Camino Justice Center, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Broaddus Community Center.

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