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Early voting in Bowie County has small turnout

The state of Texas gets ready for its Constitutional Amendment Election.
The state of Texas gets ready for its Constitutional Amendment Election.

However, early voter turnout in some counties, is showing low numbers.

Monday was the first day ballots could be cast early.

So far in Bowie County, around 400 people have already voted.

This election consists of nine amendments.

For example, Proposition 6, which would take money from the state's rainy day fund for certain water projects.

Election Administrator, George Stegall, says usually these kind of elections bring low turnout.

However he adds residents still need to go vote.

"Constitution Elections probably are more critical than voting for candidates," said Stegall. "These are going to last, these are going to be implemented within our state constitution, so they're of the upmost importance."

Stegall says that so far in Bowie County, there have been no problems.

"We have a couple (of amendments) this time that are dealing with veterans, with some of our land and water as well, so we have some on there that are very important to us on a personal level."

Early voting ends Friday at 5pm.

Election day is November 5th.

This also is the first time voters must have an Election Identification Card, or EIC to vote.

If you need to get one, there will be mobile units this Thursday and Friday.

They will be at both the Bowie County Courthouse in New Boston and the Bi-State Justice Center.

The units will be there from 9am-4pm.

You are asked to bring two forms of identification.

The EIC is free for anyone who needs one.
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