Early voting for the Nov. 7 election has officially begun, and residents across Central Texas are already taking advantage of the open polls.
Voters in Bell County, Coryell County and Lampasas County headed to their respective polling places on Monday beginning at 8 a.m. to cast their ballots.
Bell County saw 148 people at the polls on Monday. There were 43 voters who turned out in Lampasas County.
The elections office in Coryell County said voting totals for each day of early voting will be released the following day.
Even in cities that don’t have a local race on the ballot, voters across the state will be voting on seven proposed amendments to the State constitution.
Copperas Cove residents will be voting on two seats on the city council, Place 6 and Place 7. The school board also has two contested seats, Place 5 and Place 6. Cove residents will also vote on whether or not to form a Municipal Development District.
The Gatesville Independent School race for school board is hotly contested this year, with 13 individuals running for three contested seats.
There is one contested seat available in Nolanville.
Nolanville residents will also be voting on a proposition that concerns funding for road repairs.