Early voting continues at the Washington County Courthouse Annex for the March primary.

Washington County Clerk Beth Rothermel says Wednesday’s turnout included 162 Republicans and 19 Democrats casting ballots.

So far, 383 Republicans and 44 Democrats have cast early votes for a total of 427 total votes cast.

According to Rothermel, this year’s early turnout is running ahead of the early voting in the last two general elections.  411 people cast early votes in 2016; while the two-day total was 329 in 2014.

There are a number of local races on the Republican ballot, including: State Representative, County Judge, Precinct Two County Commissioner, County Court-at-Law Judge and Precinct Four Constable.  The Democrats’ ballot does not include any local races.

In the race for District-13 State Representative, five candidates are vying for the Republican nomination: Ben Leman, Daniel McCarthy, David Stall, Jill Wolfskill and Marc Young.  The winner will face Democrat Cecil Webster in November.

In local races, County Judge John Brieden faces challenger John Durrenberger; County Court-at-Law Judge Eric Berg faces Robbie Gail Charette; Precinct-2 County Commissioner Luther Hueske faces challenger Candice Bullock; and for Precinct 4 Constable, Greg Rolling faces H.C. “Buddy” Riddle.

Early voting continues at the Washington County Courthouse Annex through March 2nd, Monday-thru-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., this Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., an Sunday from noon to 3:00 p.m.

Election Day is Tuesday, March 6th.

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