Only 161 cast ballots early for amendments

Mauricio Julian Cuellar, Jim Wells County Correspondent

Jim Wells County saw low voter turnout during early voting for Constitutional amendments, with only 161 registered voters going to the polls.

The numbers more than doubled between week one and week two, with 47 total votes the first week of early voting, and 114 vote totals the second week.

Of the 161 total early votes, 118 were cast at the Jim Wells County Courthouse.

Another 25 votes were counted at the voting site at Orange Grove City Hall, and the City Hall in Premont counted 17 votes over the last two weeks.

There was also one federal postcard application ballot turned in from a Jim Wells County service member.

For the purposes of the Constitutional Amendment Election, Jim Wells County will have eight consolidated polling locations on Tuesday.

The consolidated sites, along with the precinct voting locations that have been consolidated, are listed below.

For more information, please call the Jim Wells County Elections Department at 668-5711.

Election day was Tuesday, however results from the day's voting was unavilable at press time.