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First week of early voting concludes

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Nearly 1,500 Bastrop County voters cast their ballots last week during the first week of early voting.

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 was available Monday through Thursday last week.

According to the Bastrop County Elections Department, a total of 371 people voted during the first day of early voting on Monday: 187 in the Democratic primary runoff and special election, 11 in the Republican primary runoff and special election, and 173 in the special election only.

On Tuesday, a total of 395 people voted: 211 in the Democratic primary runoff and special election, five in the Republican primary runoff and special election, and 179 in the special election only.

On Wednesday, a total of 361 people voted: 176 in the Democratic primary runoff and special election, 12 in the Republican primary runoff and special election, and 173 in the special election only. On Thursday, a total of 357 people voted: 189 in the Democratic primary runoff and special election, nine in the Republican primary runoff and special election, and 159 in the special election only.

Learn more about where, when and how to vote at www.bastropvotes.org.