early voting


Early voting for joint runoff begins May 14

Early voting in the May 22 joint primary runoff election will begin Monday, May 14, and end Friday, May 18, in both Burnet and Llano counties.

Polls also will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, on Election Day at various polling locations in both counties

Burnet County

There are three contested races on the Republican side of the ballot in Burnet County, while there are two contested races on the Democrat side.

Damon Beierle and Tom Stephens will face off against each other in the GOP runoff for Burnet County Precinct 2 Commissioner as they each seek to succeed incumbent Precinct 2 Commissioner Russell Graeter, who did not seek re-election. The two men were the top votegetters in the March primary.

The winner between Beierle and Stephens will be elected commissioner as there is not a Democratic candidate on the November general election ballot.


Early voting is underway

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Burnet Bulletin

Burnet County and Llano County residents began going to the polls this week as early voting started for the Nov. 7 general election.


Records exceeded every day of early voting


The rate of registered voters who have submitted their ballot jumped to 34 percent as of Tuesday at 2 p.m.

Burnet County Elections officials had received 10,056 votes as of Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. The number totals roughly 34 percent of registered voters.

“At this point I don't think I've ever seen a higher percentage,” said Burnet County Elections Administrator Doug Ferguson. “We're breaking the daily records every single day.

“We have 8,527 that voted in person,” Ferguson said, “and 1,529 absentee (mail-in) ballots.”

Ferguson said the turnout has been far beyond previous presidential elections.

“Every day we've had more voters than that day ever before in history,” he said. “It's been substantially larger every single day.”

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