High number of Liberty County voters turning out to cast ballots

Voter turnout in Liberty County continues to be high leading into the Nov. 3 general election.

Last week, Liberty County Elections Administrator Klint Bush said that Liberty County voters shattered first-day early voting records with 1,420 people turning out to vote on Tuesday, Oct. 13. As the week went on, the high numbers continued. By Saturday, Oct. 16, 6,577 people had cast their ballots. Liberty County has 46,247 registered voters, so roughly 14.5 percent have already voted.

The daily totals are:

  • Oct. 13: 1,420
  • Oct. 14: 1,634
  • Oct. 15: 1,579
  • Oct. 16: 1,944

Early voting last week began on Tuesday instead of Monday due to the Columbus Day federal holiday. The second week of early voting is underway at any of these locations:

  • Cleveland Civic Center, 210 Peach Ave., Cleveland
  • Hardin City Hall, 142 CR 2010, Hardin
  • Dayton Community Center, 801 S. Cleveland St., Dayton
  • Jack Hartel Community Building, 318 San Jacinto St., Liberty

Liberty County early voting locations have the following hours:

  • Monday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 20, through Friday, Oct. 23 – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 24, and Monday, Oct. 26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 27, and Wednesday, Oct. 28, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 29, and Friday, Oct. 30, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

If you miss an opportunity to vote early, you will have to show up on Election Day, Nov. 3, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. You are NOT required to vote in your precinct as the County now has voting centers. You may vote in any of the following locations on Election Day:

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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