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Early voting for 2020 Primary to begin on Tuesday, Feb. 18

Early voting for 2020 Primary to begin on Tuesday, Feb. 18
February 13
13:34 2020

Early voting for the 2020 Primary Election will begin on Tuesday, Feb. 18, and continue through Feb. 28 at the Stephens County Courthouse. Election Day will be Tuesday, March 3.

The Republican and Democratic party primaries will determine the candidates who will run for a variety of offices in the November General Election, including president, U.S. senators and representatives, state senators and representatives, as well as several other state and county offices.

Locally, the only two contested county races are those for Precinct 1 County Commissioner and Sheriff. The county commissioner’s race has seven candidates on the Republican ballot, and the sheriff’s race has one Republican candidate and one Democratic candidate.

Specifically, early voting for the Primary Election will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 18-21 (Tuesday through Friday) and Feb. 24-28 (Monday through Friday) at the Stephens County Courthouse, 200 W. Walker St.

COUNTY COMMISSIONER PRECINCT 1

For the County Commissioner Precinct 1 position, the seven candidates who have filed to run in the Republican primary are: Malcolm Bufkin Sr., Jimmie Cantrell, Rickey Edwards, Chad Ezell, David Fambro, Will Harper and M. J. McIntire.

To see profiles on each of the candidates, click here.

SHERIFF’S RACE

In the Stephens County Sheriff’s race, Kevin Roach filed to run in the Republican Primary, and Kathy Marcom filed to run in the Democratic Primary.

To see profiles on each of the candidates, click here.

CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR OTHER COUNTY OFFICES

In the race for County Commissioner Precinct 3, incumbent Will Warren is running unopposed in the Republican Primary. Stephens County Tax Assessor-Collector Christie Latham and County Attorney Gary Trammel are also both running unopposed in the Republican Primary.

Robert (Wayne) McMullen has filed to run for Stephens County Constable and is running unopposed in the Republican Primary to replace current constable Adam Babilon, who retiring and not seeking reelection.

No Democratic candidates filed to run for any of those offices.

COUNTY PARTY CHAIRMEN

Burrell McKelvain has filed for Stephens County Republican Chairman to replace current Chairman Graham Reaugh, who is not seeking another term.

Stephens County Democratic Party Chairman Tommy Thompson is running for reelection.

DISTRICT JUDGE AND DISTRICT ATTORNEY

Incumbent Stephen Bristow is running unopposed for District Judge in the 90th Judicial District in the Republican Primary, and Incumbent Dee Peavy is also running unopposed for District Attorney, 90th Judicial District. There are no Democratic candidates in either race.

Voter ID

Registered voters must take an acceptable photo ID with them in order to vote. Acceptable IDs include:

  • Texas Driver License issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  • Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
  • Texas Personal Identification Card issued by DPS
  • Texas Handgun License issued by DPS
  • United States Military Identification Card containing the person’s photograph
  • United States Citizenship Certificate containing the person’s photograph
  • United States Passport (book or card)

With the exception of the U.S. Citizenship Certificate, which does not expire, for voters aged 18-69, the acceptable form of photo identification may be expired no more than four years before being presented for voter qualification at the polling place. For voters aged 70 or older, the acceptable form of photo identification may be expired for any length of time if the identification is otherwise valid.

If you do not have one of those types of identification, check with Christie Latham, the Stephens County elections administrator, in the courthouse for more information.

Click here to visit the Breckenridge Texan’s 2020 March Primary page.

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