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Voters Head to the Polls for Texas Primary

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Have you voted yet? Election officials in Angelina County say more than 5600 people voted early, in the two weeks prior to today’s primary.

The race for Angelina County Sheriff is one to watch. On the Republican side voters will choose between Allen Hill and Greg Sanches. Jim Hodges runs unopposed as a Democrat for Sheriff.

The polls are open from 7am to 7pm today, so let your voice be heard. Voting is a good way to get out of the office and stretch your legs, and my political science teachers in high school and college always used to tell me it’s my civic duty to get out there and fill out a ballot. The candidates are waiting for us to decide their fate.

Besides Sheriff, other interesting races include Constable, Angelina County Commissioner, and County Attorney.

Candidates have to get at least 50 percent of the vote to win the election today, so a crowded field that divides up the vote will probably lead to a runoff election July 31.

Today’s vote will go a long way toward shaping life in Angelina County for the next 2 to 4 years. It’s your chance to have in impact.

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