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Last Updated: Jan 7th, 2014 - 13:13:58


March Primary Election approaching
By Meredith Laurent
Jan 7, 2014, 13:12

Voting time is upon us again. This year brings about another March Primary Election in which there will be county, state and federal races.
For local residents wanting to vote by mail, applications to vote by mail were accepted beginning Friday, Jan. 3, and will be accepted through Feb. 21, according to Texas Secretary of State's (SOS) website.
Early voting by personal appearance will begin on Feb. 18 and will conclude on Feb. 28, according to the SOS.
The Primary Election day is March 4. If necessary, a run-off election will take place May 27 with early voting running May 19-23.
All of the races for offices in Moore County will be uncontested. For state races, the majority will be contested along with two contested federal races (senator and representative).
County races on the ballot include county judge, county court at law judge, district clerk, county clerk, county treasurer, commissioner (Pcts. 2 and 4 only) and justice of the peace (Pcts. 1 and 2).
Also on the ballot there will be six Republican party referendums. These are as follows:
• Religious Freedom
• Second Amendment
• Franchise Tax
• Welfare Reform
• No Lawmaker Exceptions
• Obamacare
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Editor’s note: Read more about each of the referendums in the story at the bottom of Page 1 of the Jan. 5 print edition.