Frigid rain not keeping early voters away from polls

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GRAYSON COUNTY, Tex. (KXII) - Blustering rain and dismal conditions covered Grayson County all week, but that didn't stop local voters from coming out to the polls to cast their votes in the Texas primary election early voting.

"It's just important to vote, and there were some people we really wanted to vote for," said local Peggy Watson. "We were just excited for things going on right now."

"Early voting started on Tuesday," said elections administrator Deana Patterson. "We've been greeted by lots of rain, so we're definitely ready for the sunshine."

Patterson said they had to close their doors two hours early Wednesday night around 5 due to the weather.

They don't have plans to extend any voting days to make up for those hours.

"We wanted our faithful workers to get home safely," Patterson said.

But the 750 people who have already cast their votes in three days is similar to the turnout in the 2014 primary.

On the primary ballot of the heated races: The new District 62 representative, the 59th District Judge, and the District 30 State Senate seat.

There are also 10 propositions on the Republican ballot and 11 on the Democratic ballot. Some of the topics include abortion, property taxes, making voter fraud a felony, and using tax dollars to build sports stadiums to name a few.

"There are still many opportunities to early vote," Patterson said. "Election day is March 6."

The link to sample ballots and early voting locations is on the sidebar.

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