Texas and Blanco County Democrats are voting in record numbers so far in early voting, which continues through Friday, February 29. Blanco County voters can vote early at the County Courthouse in Johnson City.
Election day, Tuesday, March 4, is expected to see a large voter turnout both around the State and here in Blanco County. The close race for the Democratic Party Presidential Nomination between Sen. Hilary Rodham Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama has engaged the interest and enthusiastic participation of Texans, whose votes will play a key role in deciding the nominee of the party. In addition several other offices have contested races including Railroad Commissioner and several Supreme Court positions.
In Texas about 2/3 of the delegates to the National Convention will be selected on the basis of the votes cast in the election. The other 1/3 will be selected in a convention/caucus process that begins with the Precinct Conventions. The conventions will be held at 7:15 pm, election day, Tuesday, March 4. The Precinct Conventions will be held at the polling places for each Precinct. Delegates will be selected, based on Presidential Preference, to the County Convention, which will be held on Saturday, March 29 at 9:00 am at the County Courthouse in Johnson City. At the County Convention four delegates will be selected to the State Convention, again based on Presidential Preference. All who vote in the Democratic Primary, whether on election day, in early voting or by mail, are eligible to participate in the Precinct Conventions.
The Blanco County Democratic Party urges all voters to take part in this grassroots opportunity to support your candidate. This may be an election in which every vote really does count. The four pledged delegates we send to the State Convention in Austin on June 6-7 could be important in deciding who the next President will be.
The locations of the polling places and Precinct Conventions are:
Precinct 101, Blanco Masonic Lodge, Blanco
Precinct 201 & 202, PEC Building, Auditorium, Johnson City
Precinct 302, 303 & 304, Courthouse Annex, JP Courtroom, Johnson City
Precinct 401 & 402, Old Blanco County Courthouse, Blanco
For information: Barbara Ann Hudson, County Chair, (512) 478-5671 – office, (512) 784-0246 – cell. John Watson, Pct. Chair, Pct. 302, (830) 868-4225, email@example.com