Tuesday is the final day for residents across Texoma to take advantage of early voting for Municipal Elections. Polls will be open at many locations until 7:00 p.m, but after that voters will have to wait until Saturday to let their voices be heard.
Even though they're local elections, many people told Newschannel 6 they believe their votes matter. Jessie Ennis said, "It's our town. I mean, we have to be a part of it, not just on the national level, but on the local level, otherwise it doesn't do us any good." Michael Thornhill added, "We want the right person running our cities."
Whether school issues or city issues, everyone heading to the polls has issues that are important to them. Ennis said, "My main concern right now is this whole C-SCOPE thing. I'm really, really, really hoping they do not try and do that to our children." Thornhill and Deborah Hensley are both worried about water.
One of the biggest issues on the Iowa Park ballot is alcohol sales within the city, but its an issue that doesn't; concern Debra Vis. She said, "I'm not familiar with the political environment of the city. It is an issue I could go one way or the other on." Nearly 750 people in Iowa Park have already headed to the polls to vote. The early voting number is higher than City Secretary Janice Newman can ever remember.
After the polls close on Tuesday night, they won't be open again until Saturday morning at 7:00 a.m.