Friday, June 2, 2017

Early Voting for District 95 General Election Remains Low

Of more than 50,000 eligible voters, 688 had cast early votes as of Friday morning.

Posted By on Fri, Jun 2, 2017 at 10:30 AM

click to enlarge Rep. Dwayne Thompson (r), the Democrats' surprise winner in last fall's race in state House District 96, hopes to transfer his magic to District 95 Democratic candidate Julie Byrd Ashworth, seen here at recent fundraiser in Germantown. - JB
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  • Rep. Dwayne Thompson (r), the Democrats' surprise winner in last fall's race in state House District 96, hopes to transfer his magic to District 95 Democratic candidate Julie Byrd Ashworth, seen here at recent fundraiser in Germantown.


Early voting in the special general election for the vacant district 95 state House of Representatives seat remains at the low level that primary voting for the seat previously generated.

As of Friday morning, with 8 days to go until the early-voting closing date of Saturday, June 10, the Shelby County Election Commission was reporting 688 votes from the more than 50,000 eligible voters in the district, which includes portions of Collierville, Germantown, and Eads.

The candidates are Republican Kevin Vaughan, Democrat Julie Byrd Ashworth, and independents Robert Schutt and Jim Tomasik.

The early voting period for the general election began last Friday, May 26. Voting totals for the earlier Republican and Democratic primaries in the race were 4,327, or 8.4 percent.
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