Hunt County Republicans rushed Monday to cast early ballots ahead of the May 27 runoff elections.
Far fewer local Democrats turned out at the Hunt County Voter Administration Building for the first day of early voting.
Hunt County Elections Administrator Mina Cook said 259 people voted in person Monday for the GOP primary runoff, with 747 mail-in ballots received.
The 1,006 early votes from Republicans compare to the 31 total ballots — five in person and 26 by mail — submitted by Democrats Monday.
Early voting for the November 6 elections has topped more than 5,000 ballots already.
BONHAM - With just over a month remaining before the November 6 General Election, voters are preparing to make their choices for President and on down to the local level.
GREENVILLE - If first day early voting totals are any indication, there seems to be strong interest among Hunt County citizens in the May 29 primaries.
This is due to the fact that the redistricting plans for the Texas House of Representatives and the United States House of Representatives have yet to be pre-cleared.