Early voting started on Monday, June 29, for the 07/14/20 Texas Primary Runoff Election. On the Republican side, Cochran and Collingsworth County left a race off of the March Primary, so all forty-six counties that are under the Justice, 7th Court of Appeals District, Place 4 had to redo that election. The candidates in that race are Steven Denny and Larry Doss.
On the Democratic side, there is a runoff between Royce West and Mary “MJ” Hegar for United States Senator, and a runoff between Roberto R. “Beto” Alonzo and Chrysta Castaneda for Railroad Commissioner.
Early Voting will be from Monday June 29th through Friday July 10th (with the exception of Friday July 3rd for the 4th of July Holiday Observed). Early voting will be from 8 AM to 5 PM at the Community Building in DC and the Yoakum County Clerk’s Office in Plains. Election day will be Tuesday July 14th. Election day voting will be at the Community Building in DC and the Community Building in Plains from 7AM – 7PM.
We have plenty of PPE supplies for this election. The county has provided stylus’s for each voter that will not be reused for this election to be used on the equipment. All voting equipment will be sanitized after every voter, and masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer will be available for the voters.
There will also be a voting machine on a cart that can be wheeled out to the voter’s car. ANYONE THAT WOULD LIKE TO VOTE CURBSIDE CAN.
“We understand that during this time, people might be nervous about getting out, and we will be glad to accommodate all voters without them having to leave their vehicle,” County Clerk Summer Lovelace said. “Anyone with questions, or anyone needing curbside assistance, can call me at the Yoakum County Clerk’s Office at 806-456-7491 extension 294. We have marked curbside voting with bright pink signs, and we will be watching those parking spaces for curbside voters also.”