Voters in Royse City will be heading to the polls next week to cast early votes ahead of the Nov. 3 general election.
The early voting period begins Tuesday, Oct. 13, and continues weekdays through Oct. 30, with early voting also offered in Rockwall County on Oct. 24-25. Early voting in Rockwall County will be available between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct. 22 and 29 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Royse City City Hall, 305 N. Arch St.; the Rockwall County Library, 1215 E. Yellowjacket Lane; the Heath City Hall, 200 Laurence Drive; the Fate City Hall, 1900 CD Boren Pkwy.
Early voting will also be held between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Rockwall County Library only.
Early voting for the elections in Hunt County is scheduled at the Fletcher Warren Civic Center in Greenville between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Oct. 13-30 except for Oct. 18 and 20 when it will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Oct. 24 between 8 a.m. and noon and on Oct. 25 from 1-5 p.m.
Sample ballots of the Royse City and Rockwall County contested races are available in today’s edition of the Herald-Banner.
Voters will be helping determine the next president of the United States, U.S. senator and U.S. representative, along with several statewide races.
Those wanting additional information can contact the Hunt County Elections Administration Office at 903-454-5467 or online at www.huntcounty.net/page/hunt.election, the Rockwall County Elections Department at 972-204-6200 or online at www.rockwallvotes.com or visit the Texas Secretary of State elections division web site at www.votetexas.gov.
• Three people, Christina Carrion, Cindi Jobe and Eric Price are vying for the Place 2 seat on the Royse City ISD Board. Bobby Summers is unopposed for the Place 1 seat on the board.
• The contest for United States Representative District 4 has Republican Pat Fallon facing Democrat Russell Foster and Libertarian Lou Antonelli vying to fill the post which was vacated when John Ratcliffe took the position of Director of National Intelligence.
• Republican John G. Browning of Rockwall will face Democratic Party nominee Craig Smith for the post of Place 6 on the Fifth Court of Appeals. Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Browning to replace the late Justice David Bridges, who was the GOP nominee for the spot before he was killed in a three-vehicle crash in Royse City on the night of July 25.
• The contest for Texas House District 2 is pitting Republican Bryan Slaton of Royse City — who defeated incumbent Rep. Dan Flynn in the GOP runoff — against Democrat Bill Brannon.
Applications for ballots by mail are due by the close of business on Oct. 23.