Early voting begins Oct. 22

Early voting for the upcoming midterm elections begins next Monday, Oct. 22, and continues through Friday, Nov. 2
Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6.
National contests include the position of U.S. Senator, between incumbent Ted Cruz and challengers Beto O’Rourke and Neal M. Dikeman, and U.S. Representative District 23, between incumbent Will Hurd and challengers Gina Ortiz Jones and Ruben Corvalan.
On the State level, Governor Greg Abbott looks to beat challengers Lupe Valdez and Mark Jay Tippetts to win another term, while incumbent Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick faces Mike Collier and Kerry Douglas McKennon.
Incumbent State Representative District 53, Andrew S. Murr, is up against challenger Stephanie Lochte Ertel.
Other State races include the positions of Comptroller, Commissioner of Agriculture, Railroad Commissioner, and Commissioner of the General Land Office.
On the local level, candidates running for County Court-at-Law judge, District Clerk, County Clerk, County Treasurer, County Surveyor, County Commissioner Pct. 2, County Commissioner Pct. 4, Justice of the Peace Pct. 1, Justice of the Peace Pct. 2, Justice of the Peace Pct. 3, Justice of the Peace Pct. 4, and Constable Pct. 4 are all running unopposed.
Early voting locations the Medina County Pct. 4 building at 317 Hwy. 132 N. in Devine, the Medina County Pct. 2 building at 8366 FM 471 S. in Castroville, and at the Medina County Elections Department at 1202 14th St. in Hondo.
Voting hours Monday, Oct. 22 through Friday, Oct. 26 are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Voting on Saturday, Oct. 27 is from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Hours on Monday, Oct. 29, Wednesday, Oct. 31, and Friday, Nov. 2 are from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, while voting on Tuesday, Oct. 30 and Thursday, Nov. 1 is from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Polling places on Election Day include the Pct. 4 and Pct. 2 buildings in Devine and Castroville, the Natalia First Baptist Church at 301 Pearson St. in Natalia, the Hondo Public Library at 2003 Ave. K in Hondo, the South Texas Regional Training Center at 402 Carter St. in Hondo, the D’Hanis Community Center at 7475 CR 524 in D’Hanis, and the Mico Volunteer Fire Department at 7121 CR 271 in Mico.
Election Day voting is from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm at all polling places.
By Marly Davis
Staff Writer