Here comes the election
Ready or not, here comes the general election.
Balloting is Nov. 2 but the Milam County Clerk’s office is already accepting applications for ballots by mail.
Oct. 5 is the final day to register to vote in time for the general election.
And early voting is less than four weeks away. It begins Monday, Oct. 18.
CROWDED BALLOT— This November’s ballot is one of the most crowded ever at the county level and below.
Premier race is for county judge where incumbent Frank Summers, a Democrat, is challenged by Republican Dave Barkemeyer, former Cameron mayor.
In all there are seven contested races. Others are:
• County treasurer— Incumbent Danica Lara (D), write-in candidate Julie Biar (R).
• Precinct 4 commissioner— Jeff Muegge (D), Nelson (Buddy) Johnson (R).
• Precinct 1 JP— Charles Hundle (D), Rick Gommert (R).
• Precinct 2 JP— Incumbent Don Schuerman (D), Sam Berry (R).
• Precinct 3 JP— Incumbent Twila Anne Harris (D), Andy Isaacs (R).
• Precinct 4 JP— Incumbent Gary Northcott (D), Martin Hobbs (R).
Unopposed Milam Count y incumbents on the ballot, all Democrats are:
Cindy Fechner, district clerk; Barbara Vansa, county clerk; Kenneth Hollas, Precinct 2 commissioner.
BALLOT BY MAIL— Persons eligible to receive ballots by mail are those who are either 65 or older, disabled, confined in jail or expected to be out of Milam County on Nov. 2.
Applications for voting by mail are available by contacting the Milam County Clerk’s office, 107 West Main, Cameron, 76520.
Applications must be received in the county clerk’s office by 5 p.m. Oct. 26.
EARLY VOTING— Early voting is weekdays Oct. 18-29 at four locations as follows:
Rockdale City Hall, Milam County Clerk’s office in Cameron, Thorndale ISD Administration Building, Precinct 1 Commissioners office in Cameron.
Two of those represent chang- es from the usual early voting polling places, the JP offices in Rockdale and Thorndale.
That’s because both incumbent JPs are on the November 2 ballot.