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Secretary of State Andrade visit encourages local election officials


County Clerk Sasha Kelton and Secretary of State Hope Andrade.

Texas Secretary of State Hope Andrade made a stop in Henrietta Monday afternoon to meet with County Clerk Sasha Kelton and the voter registrar’s office.

The stop was part of a statewide tour by Andrade to promote early voting and encourage election officials going into the Nov. 6 general election. As secretary of state, Andrade is the top election official in Texas. Kelton oversees countywide elections, while Voter Registrar Patti Jackson, who works in the office of tax assessor-collector, is in charge of voter registration.

During the meeting, Kelton told Andrade that she expects a large turnout in the county judging by the number of ballots received by mail and newly registered voters. Andrade said she expects a large turnout statewide. As of Monday, there were 13.6 million registered voters in the state, slightly more than in 2008.

Andrade was introduced to Kelton’s chief deputy Carla Moore and deputy Terri McGhee, as well as County Tax Assessor-Collector Linda Sellers and her chief deputy Maribel Longoria.

Earlier in the day, Andrade spoke to the Young Professionals of Wichita Falls and visited the Wichita County Clerk’s office. Andrade also made schedule appearances in Archer and Montague County.


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