More than 1,000 Shelby County voters turn out in first two days of early voting
More than 1,000 Shelby County registered voters turned out on Tuesday and Wednesday for the first twos days of early voting for the November general election.
Shelby County Clerk Jennifer Fountain said more than 500 county registered voters turned out each of the first two days.
Early voting for the upcoming General Election continues through Oct. 30, at the Center Community House. Early voting hours this week, through Friday, Oct. 16, are from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., according to Fountain.
On the two Mondays, Oct. 19 and 26, the location will be open 7-7.
Saturday, Oct. 24 10-2.
Sunday, Oct. 25, 12-4.
All other days 8-4:30.
“Remember, there is no longer Straight Party Voting on the ballot,” Fountain said. “You will have to mark each individual you wish to vote for. Please allow for time to mark your ballot completely.”
She also wanted voters to note there is NO CAMPAIGNING inside the polling place, meaning no shirts, caps, face masks, etc containing any name or party on the ballot may be worn inside the polling place, or within 100 feet of the front door.
“This has always been the law,” Fountain said. “You will be asked to remove anything political before you may vote.”
She said poll workers at the early voting location will be practicing social distancing and sanitizing tables between voters to ensure the public's safety.
Voters with questions or those who need to request a ballot by mail, please call the Shelby County Clerks Office at 936-598-6361.