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.
|Office||Republican Candidate||Democratic Candidate||Libertarian Candidate||Green Party Candidate||Write-In|
|U.S. President||Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan||Barack Obama/Joe Biden||Gary Johnson/Jim Gray||Jill Stein/Cheri Honkala||(Write-In)|
|U.S. Senator||Ted Cruz||Paul Sadler||John Jay Myers||David B. Collins|
|U.S. Representative, Dist. 13||Mac Thornberry||John Robert Deek|
|Office||Republican Candidate||Democratic Candidate||Libertarian Candidate||Green Party Candidate|
|Railroad Commissioner||Christi Craddick||Dale Henry||Vivekananda (Vik) Wall||Chris Kennedy|
|Railroad Comm., Unexpired Term||Barry Smitherman||Jaime O. Perez||Josh Wendel|
|Justice, Supreme Court, Place 2||Don Willett||RS Roberto Koelsch|
|Justice, Supreme Court, Place 4||John Devine||Tom Oxford||Charles E. Waterbury|
|Justice, Supreme Court, Place 6||Nathan Hecht||Michele Petty||Mark Ash||Jim Chisholm|
|Presiding Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals||Sharon Keller||Keith Hampton||Lance Scott|
|Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 7||Barbara Parker Hervey||Mark W. Bennett|
|Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 8||Elsa Alcada||William Bryan Strange, III|
|Member, State Board of Education, District 15||Marty Rowley||Steven D. Schafersman|
|State Senator, District 30||Craig Estes||Richard Wells Forsythe, Jr.|
|State Representative, District 69||James Frank||Richard Brown|
|Chief Justice, 2nd Court of Appeals District||Terry Livingston|
|Justice, 2nd Court of Appeals District, Place 4||Bob McCoy|
|Justice, 2nd Court of Appeals District, Place 5||Sue Walker|
|Justice, 2nd Court of Appeals District, Place 6||LeeAnn Canpbell Dauphinot|
|District Judge, 97th Judicial District||Jack McGaughey|
|District Attorney, 97th Judicial District||Paige Williams|
|Office||Republican Candidate||Democratic Candidate|
|County Attorney||Seth Slagle|
|Sheriff||K.R. "Kenny" Lemons, Jr.||Dee Litteken|
|County Tax Assessor-Collector||Maribel Longoria||Bobbi Gilmore|
|Commissioner, Precinct 1||R.L. "Lindy" Choate|
|Commissioner, Precinct 3||John McGregor|
|Constable||Ronnie Pullin||Toby Davis|