Vote, vote, vote!

86 year old Culberson County resident Tinsley Means cast his early vote this week.  His memory evades him in regard to the first election he voted in but in reference to his age, it could have been 1948 when Democrat Harry S. Truman won as the incumbent after the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1945.

Photo by Lisa Morton

By Becky Brewster

Early voting has started off moderately strong for the November 8 General Election.  As of 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 31, 206 early votes have been cast with four days of early voting remaining.  With 1775 registered voters in Culberson County (comprising both the active voter list and the suspense list), this is only 11.6% thus far.  In the last Presidential election in 2012, 413 early votes were cast, which was the highest number since the 2000 Presidential election.

With the highly controversial Presidential race and the hotly contested race for U.S. Representative District 23 between Pete Gallego and Will Hurd, Culberson County is on its way to exceeding the past trends in early voting.  For comparison purposes, there were 443 early votes cast in the 2016 Democratic Primary, indicating that the local races seem to be a bigger drawing card to the polls.

Early voting will continue through Friday, November 4, 2016 at the Culberson County Courthouse.  The polls will then be open on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. with Central Standard Time recognized at Guadalupe Mountain National Park at the following locations:

Precinct 1: Convention Center

Precinct 2: First United Methodist Church – Fellowship Hall

Precinct 3-3: Guadalupe Mountain National Park—Choya Chateau Recreation Center

Precinct 3-5:

CCAISD Administration Building

Precinct 4: Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church – Kennedy Hall