Election in Texas County

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The accompanying young and the adult voters waited patiently in line on November 3 to cast their vote. “There was a constant stream of voters all day,” said Linda Roberts, Deputy County Clerk.

By Christy Porter, Managing Editor

“There was a constant stream of voters all day,” said Deputy County Clerk Linda Roberts. “The day went quickly, as we stayed busy.” Parking at Fox Fire Hall in Licking was at a premium on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Voters were in good spirits and happy to be exercising their right and responsibility to vote. Some brought their children along, a good example in responsible citizenship.

While this presidential election did not set a Licking poll record, it looked as if it might. According to Roberts, turnout for the 2020 election was 18,065; the 2016 presidential election had a turnout of 19,097. Possibly the numbers were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Peggy Seyler with the Texas County Missouri Elections reported: Total ballots cast by walk-in were 1318; a total of 795 ballots were mailed out and 719 were returned. In-person voting ended Monday, Nov. 2, at 5 p.m.

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Seated from left: Judges Lori Roach, Darlene Reed, Brenda Bartleson and Margaret Burch helped voters secure their ballots, working from 6 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Election Day.

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Phyllis Caton and Lorene Gobble, Supervisory Judges, handled the handicapped curbside voting.

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Deputy County Clerk Linda Roberts ensured all voted ballots were counted and dispensed the “I voted” stickers at completion on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

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