Voting polls across the state of Texas have reported record numbers of registered voters who have visited polling places to cast their votes, as well as mailing in their ballots – Bowie County is not falling far behind.
Bowie County Election Administration officials said 1,570 voters casted their early votes on the first day of early voting which took place on Monday, October 24, according to unofficial totals.
“Voting by mail is 20-25% higher than what we have seen in past elections,” said Election Administrator, George Stegall.
Early voting will be available for registered Bowie County voters until Friday, November 4.
“We are running what we expect to be a record number turnout by the time we wrap up early voting,” explained Steal.
There have been some concerns on social media and news outlets have shared stories of electronic votes changing, however Bowie County Election Administration uses paper ballots and has reported no issues.
“Voters sign in on a tablet when they come in but we use all paper ballots for voting,” explained Bowie County Election Administration representative.
Voters can cast votes at Bi-State Justice Center located at 101 N. Stateline Avenue in downtown Texarkana or Bowie County Courthouse located on 710 James Bowie Dr, New Boston, TX on these dates/times:
Monday Oct. 24th through Friday, Oct. 28, from 8 a.m to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 30, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 31, and Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 2, and Thursday, Nov. 3, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 4, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, October 29 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 30 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, October 31 and Tuesday, November 1 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 2 and Thursday, November 3 from 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, November 4 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
If you have questions about early voting call the Bowie County Election Administration at (903) 628-6809.