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Early voting begins Monday, continues through Sunday

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Lindsey Wiley
Texas A&M University-Commerce

The deadline for mail-in ballots to be posted is Friday.

In Texas, in-person, early voting for the midterm elections starts Monday. And residents will have the opportunity to cast a ballot in various key races, including the governor’s. The Texas Newsroom’s Sergio Martínez-Beltrán reports.

Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is seeking his third term. He’s running against Democratic hopeful, former congressman Beto O’Rourke. Polls have shown O’Rourke trailing Abbott by single digits, although the gap seems to be widening. Voters will also get to decide on whether to give Attorney General Ken Paxton another term. The Republican has been under indictment since 2015 — way before his reelection— on securities fraud charges. He’s facing attorney Rochelle Garza. Experts say she’s the Democrats’ best chance to win statewide office in almost 30 years. I’m Sergio Martínez-Beltrán in Austin.

In Northeast Texas, several school districts around the region have placed bond proposals on local ballots. The Greenville ISD has presented at $136.5 million bond package that features a new middle school and early childhood center. The Sulphur Springs ISD has put an $81.5 million bond proposal on ballots. In Bonham, voters will decide on a $60 million bond proposal. Early voting continues through Sunday. The deadline for sending mail-in ballots is this Friday.