Polls are open, big turnout expected to continue


Polls are now open for election day until 7 p.m. after the county and City of Henrietta witnessed record turnouts in early voting.

At the close of business Friday, more than 1,700 ballots had been cast in the general election by mail and by early voters. In the city’s local option election to legalize the sale of alcoholic beverages and mixed drinks, more than 600 ballots have been cast, causing election officials at city hall to scramble for ballots.

Two county officials are opposed and one county office is up for grabs in the general election.

Dee Litteken of Scotland (Clay County), Democratic candidate, is challenging incumbent Kenny Lemons of Dean for sheriff. Lemons, elected as a Democrat, switched to the Republican Party for the election.

Longtime Clay County Constable Toby Davis of Petrolia, a Democrat, is opposed by Ronnie Pullin of Thornberry, Republican, who is a deputy with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office.

Clay County Tax Assessor-Collector Linda Sellers will retire when her term expires in December. Running for the office is Republican Maribel Longoria of Henrietta, an employee in the office, and Democrat Bobbi Gilmore of Bluegrove.

Results from each precinct will be reported real-time as they are received by election officials.

List of election day voting precincts for general election

OfficeRepublican CandidateDemocratic CandidateLibertarian CandidateGreen Party CandidateWrite-In
U.S. PresidentMitt Romney/Paul RyanBarack Obama/Joe BidenGary Johnson/Jim GrayJill Stein/Cheri Honkala(Write-In)
U.S. SenatorTed CruzPaul SadlerJohn Jay MyersDavid B. Collins
U.S. Representative, Dist. 13Mac ThornberryJohn Robert Deek
OfficeRepublican CandidateDemocratic CandidateLibertarian CandidateGreen Party Candidate
Railroad CommissionerChristi CraddickDale HenryVivekananda (Vik) WallChris Kennedy
Railroad Comm., Unexpired TermBarry SmithermanJaime O. PerezJosh Wendel
Justice, Supreme Court, Place 2Don WillettRS Roberto Koelsch
Justice, Supreme Court, Place 4John DevineTom OxfordCharles E. Waterbury
Justice, Supreme Court, Place 6Nathan HechtMichele PettyMark AshJim Chisholm
Presiding Judge, Court of Criminal AppealsSharon KellerKeith HamptonLance Scott
Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 7Barbara Parker HerveyMark W. Bennett
Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 8Elsa AlcadaWilliam Bryan Strange, III
Member, State Board of Education, District 15Marty RowleySteven D. Schafersman
State Senator, District 30Craig EstesRichard Wells Forsythe, Jr.
State Representative, District 69James FrankRichard Brown
Chief Justice, 2nd Court of Appeals DistrictTerry Livingston
Justice, 2nd Court of Appeals District, Place 4Bob McCoy
Justice, 2nd Court of Appeals District, Place 5Sue Walker
Justice, 2nd Court of Appeals District, Place 6LeeAnn Canpbell Dauphinot
District Judge, 97th Judicial DistrictJack McGaughey
District Attorney, 97th Judicial DistrictPaige Williams
OfficeRepublican CandidateDemocratic Candidate
County AttorneySeth Slagle
SheriffK.R. "Kenny" Lemons, Jr.Dee Litteken
County Tax Assessor-CollectorMaribel LongoriaBobbi Gilmore
Commissioner, Precinct 1R.L. "Lindy" Choate
Commissioner, Precinct 3John McGregor
ConstableRonnie PullinToby Davis

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