Vote early if you’re able

I voted early in the General Election last week. And for you folks who haven’t voted yet, a bit of advice. Try to find your certificate. It does make it a bit easier and the line moves so much faster.

If you vote early, you can avoid long lines on November 8 and you don’t have to check to see where you vote this time. You can vote early at the Election Administration office in Jourdanton now through Friday.

Voting has been brisk at the elections office – the early voting numbers for October 24-31 were 4,961. Atascosa County Elections Administrator Janice Ruple said that she believed that was a record at this point of early voting.

I’m not one to debate who to vote for and I’m so looking forward to November 9 so that my Facebook feed is free of mass posting/sharing of every form of politicalness (is that even a word?) that is clogging up more important postings of cute kids, animals and such.

All kidding aside, this has been a crazy few months and I feel that I’m not the only one who is tiring from it all.

Don’t like to vote early? That is great! But please show up on election day.

Also – Jourdanton residents – please remember that you have a city election as well.

There is a regular election to select  new mayor and three council members and a special election to select another. If you vote early, you can save yourself another few minutes.

The way I see it,  voting is your right – one that we women haven’t had for that long. Please get out and do this – early on or voting day.


SUE BROWN  is the editor of the Pleasanton Express. Contact her at or write at P.O. Drawer 880, Pleasanton, TX 78064.

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