In the first week of early voting, 1251 Terry County voters cast their ballots. This is not a record, however. That record was set in the first week of early voting in 2016 when 1454 voted. There were a total of 2244 early voters that year.
According to Elections Office Coordinator Krystal Valentine, 189 ballots have been received by mail, as of Monday, October 19. There are a total of 6596 registered voters in Terry County.
In another contentious and exciting campaign year, it looks like the stage is set for even more voters anxious to get in and cast their ballots.
Valentine wants voters to know that the voting areas are constantly being cleaned by the workers. “We sanitize and disinfect every night after voting closes. We highly encourage all voters to wear a mask while in the polling place.” Booths are social distanced around the room.
Early voting is taking place in the old Wind Song building adjacent to the Elections Office on West Main, directly north of the Terry County Courthouse. It is clearly marked with signs and banners.
Early voting will continue through Friday, October 30.
The Elections office is running special extended hours for this very important election.
Monday, 10/19 – Friday, 10/23 – 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, 10/24 – 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Sunday, 10/25 – 12 – 4 p.m.
Monday, 10/26 – Wednesday, 10/28 – 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday, 10/29 and Friday, 10/30 – 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Early voting closes at 8 p.m. on Friday, October 30.
Election Day is Tuesday, November 3 and polling hours will be from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.