Early voting starts for Nov. 8 elections

early-voting-WEBLIVINGSTON – Early voting for the Nov. 8 general election and Livingston Independent School District’s board election will begin Monday, Oct. 24 and continue through Friday, Nov. 4.

The two elections are being held in conjunction and voters in the Livingston ISD will cast their ballots for board members on the same ballot as the general election on which national, state, district and county offices will be listed.

Early voting locations will include the Polk County Judicial Center (first floor) in Livingston, the Polk County Subcourthouse in Onalaska and the Sechrest Webster Community Center in Corrigan. The early voting polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays (including the lunch hour) and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 29, at all three locations.

On Nov. 8, polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at locations throughout the county.

During the general election, voters will be asked to cast ballots for positions that include President of the United States, U.S. representative, railroad commissioner, Texas Supreme Court justices and Texas Court of Criminal Appeals judges. Most local races that appear on the ballot are unopposed.

The only local race listed on the general election ballot is for the position of Polk County Sheriff where Republican incumbent Kenneth Hammack is being challenged with Democrat Bobby L. Watson. In addition, 411th District Judge Kaycee Jones, who won the Republican primary earlier this year, is facing a write-in challenge from Livingston attorney John Wells.

In the school board election, eight candidates are seeking three at-large positions, which means that the three who garner the most votes will fill the open seats. Candidates include Kevin Wooten, John Allen Slocomb, Scott Paske, Kevin Grimm, Mike Nettles, KaSaundra Leggett, Henry O. Ager III and Matt Anderson.

A sample ballot will be published in the Sunday, Oct. 23, edition of the Polk County Enterprise.

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