First day of early voting strong for runoff elections

Greenville – Early voting for the April 13 Republican Party runoff elections got off to a good start Monday with hundreds of local GOP voters casting ballots.

Republicans in Hunt County are choosing a new county commissioner and justice of the peace; plus selecting nominees in another justice of the peace contest and Texas Supreme Court race.

Hunt County Elections Administrator Mina Cook says a total of 444 votes were cast Monday, which includes both in person and mail in ballots. That compares to 329 total votes cast on the first day of early voting for the March 2 Primary.

Numbers of Hopkins County were not immediately available. There, residents are choosing a nominee in the Democratic race for Commissioner Precinct 2.

Early voting continues through Friday.