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Early voting began Jan. 11
WELLINGTON — Early voting for the special election began Monday, Jan. 11 and will continue through Tuesday, Jan. 19 to fill a vacancy for Texas State House of Representatives District No. 68 seat recently vacated by Senator-elect Drew Springer.
Election Day will be Saturday, Jan. 23. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Four Republicans and one Democrat filed with the Secretary of State for the special election to replace Springer. The filing deadline for a place on the Jan. 23 special election ballot was Jan. 4.
The sole Democratic candidate is Charles D. Gregory, a retired postal worker from Childress, according to the secretary of state’s office.
The four GOP candidates for the rural seat in northwest Texas are John Berry, a Jacksboro financial planner; Jason Brinkley, Cooke County judge; Craig Carter, a former candidate for overlapping Texas Senate District 30; and David Spiller, a Jacksboro attorney and Jacksboro school board trustee.
Local citizens wanting to vote early can come to the Collingsworth County Clerk’s office in the courthouse during regular business hours between 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Signs outside of the courthouse will direct voters to the north door of the courthouse. If the door is locked, please call the clerk’s office at 806-447-2408. Polls will be closed Monday, Jan. 18 in observance of Martin Luther King Day.
The Collingsworth County polling places on Jan. 23 are as follows:
• Pct. 101 – Rocket House.
• Pct. 201 – Collingsworth County Courthouse.
• Pct. 301 – Calvary Baptist Church.
• Pct. 401 – Bura Handley Community Building.
“Please remember to bring your photo identification,” said Jackie Johnson, Collingsworth County/District Clerk. “For more information, call 806-447-2408.”
House District 68 includes the counties of Childress, Collingsworth, Cooke, Cottle, Crosby, Dickens, Fisher, Floyd, Garza, Hall, Hardeman, Haskell, Jack, Kent, King, Montague, Motley, Stonewall, Throckmorton, Wheeler, Wilbarger and Young.