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After two weeks of early voting, a total of 3,858 Bastrop County voters have already cast their ballots in this s ummer’s special election and primary runoff races.

The Democratic and Republican primary runoff elections, as well as a special election for Texas Senate District 14 to replace resigning Senator Kirk Watson, were postponed to July 14 by Texas Governor Greg Abbott due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Early voting in Bastrop County has been available for the past two weeks.

During the first week of early voting, a total of 1,484 Bastrop County voters cast their ballots between Monday, June 29 and Thursday, July 2. In the Democratic primary runoff and special election, 763 people voted over those four days, while 37 voted in the Republican primary runoff and special election; 684 voted in the special election only.

In the second week, a total of 2,374 Bastrop County voters cast their ballots between Monday, July 6 and Friday, July 10. In the Democratic primary runoff and special election, 1,236 people voted over those five days, while 42 voted in the Republican primary runoff and special election; 1,096 voted in the special election only.

On July 6, a total of 364 people voted: 197 in the Democratic primary runoff and special election, nine in the Republican primary runoff and special election, and 158 in the special election only.

On July 7, a total of 346 people voted: 186 in the Democratic primary runoff and special election, eight in the Republican primary runoff and special election, and 152 in the special election only.

On July 8, a total of 440 people voted: 215 in the Democratic primary runoff and special election, five in the Republican primary runoff and special election, and 220 in the special election only. On July 9, a total of 478 people voted: 239 in the Democratic primary runoff and special election, five in the Republican primary runoff and special election, and 234 in the special election only.

On July 10, the final day of early voting, a total of 746 people voted: 399 in the Democratic primary runoff and special election, 15 in the Republican primary runoff and special election, and 332 in the special election only.

Over the two weeks, a total of 3,858 people voted early. In the Democratic primary runoff and special election, 1,999 people voted, while 79 voted in the Republican primary runoff and special election; 1,780 voted in the special election only.

An additional 2,798 people have voted by mail so far. In the Democratic primary runoff and special election, 1,599 people have voted by mail, while 43 voted in the Republican primary runoff and special election; 1,156 voted in the special election only.

Election Day was Tuesday, July 14 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visit www.bastropvotes.org or www. elgincourier.com to see the election results after voting ends on Tuesday night.