Brown County voters go to the polls Tuesday with voters across the nation in the mid-term election, casting ballots in federal, state and local elections including the contest for a new county judge.

Early voting ended Friday with 7,281 ballots cast in the two-week early voting period. That exceeded the March primary election, which drew only 2,285 to the polls and was 2,300 short of the 2016 general election.

“It’s a really, really good turnout,” Brown County Elections Administrator Larry Franks said. “We didn’t beat the 2016 presidential turnout but we’re knocking on the door.”

Franks said the early voting turnout in the Tuesday election might be a record for a non-presidential election.

Contested local elections include the county judge’s race between Republican Party nominee Paul Lilly and write-in challenger Steve Fryar.

In the May school board election, voters there will cast ballots for one, two, three or four candidates consisting of Frank

Henderson, Tiffany G. Baker, Charles “Chuck” Woods, Ben McInnis, Bo E. Allen and Teri S. Murphree.

In a local option election, voters will cast ballots for or against “the legal sale of all alcoholic beverages including mixed beverages.”

The Brown County Committee for Better Business hopes voters will support “balancing the alcohol sales rules for all of Brown County,” the group said in a press release. The group consists of business, community leaders and residents who helped gather more than 3,000 signatures of registered voters to call the election.

Polling places


Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Precinct 303 has moved to the Brownwood school district administration building at 2707 Southside.

Precinct 306 is still at the Early Business Complex at 104 E. Industrial.

Polling places are located at:

• 101 — Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 1800 Good Shepherd, Brownwood

• 105 — Southside Baptist Church, 1219 Indian Creek, Brownwood

• 109 — Brookesmith High School, 13400 FM 586 South, Brookesmith

• 113 — New Life Assembly of God Church, 1910 Indian Creek, Brownwood

• 202, 204 —Brown County Elections Office, 613 N. Fisk, Brownwood

• 212, 214 May Community Center, 19150 Highway 183 North, May

• 215 — Crossroads Baptist Church, 6400 Park Road 15

• 303 — Brownwood ISD administration building, 2707 Southside, Brownwood

• 306 — Early Business Complex, 104 E. Industrial, Early

• 307 — First United Methodist Church, 517 Main, Blanket

• 308 — Zephyr Community Center, 11275 CR 281 (Highway 84), Zephyr

• 316, 318 — Northridge Baptist Church, 4875 Highway 183 North, Early

• 410 — Bangs Community Center, 406 Spencer, Bangs

• 411 — Coggin Avenue Baptist Church, 1806 Coggin, Brownwood

• 416 — Rocky Creek Baptist Church, 4301 CR 557 and Highway 279