The countdown to the 2020 election begins

We are officially one week away from early voting for the 2020 election. Places like the Brazos county administration building and arena hall will host citizens of the community to cast their vote.
Posted at 9:25 AM, Oct 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-07 10:25:59-04

BRYAN, TX — Brazos county election workers have counted over 121 thousand registered voters so far as they continue processing information.

”We started sending out ballots Thursday if you haven't gotten your ballot yet don’t be frantic, we... There's no way to send them all out at once we’re still processing those daily,” said Trudy Hancock, the Elections Administrator for Brazos county.

A week away from the election and workers at arena hall are beginning the programming process of election equipment.

”It’s the big push for the finish, you were already at the warehouse and saw the work that was being done out there. They’re out there predefining our equipment that will go out to all the locations,” said Hancock.

When it comes to mail-in ballots, it’s important for people not to forget one very important thing.

”Signing your ballot, signing the courier envelope on the back of that envelope if there is no signature than that ballot is not going to be counted,” said Hancock.

On the ballot this year for Brazos county is the choice of a new sheriff as current county sheriff Chris Kirk will be retiring after close to 40 years of service at the end of 202, so knowing where and how people can cast ballots is important to know.

”For early voting, we have 5 locations and then on election day we have 25 locations, I would suggest that you check to make sure, go to,” said Hancock.

Shirley remembers the lessons her grandfather instilled in her as a child and the responsibility she has as an African American to have her voice heard.

”I am just excited to be here early to get my vote in because I know it’s very important to vote,” said Shirley Eaton a resident of Brazos county.

And as election day approaches…there have been a few adjustments to regular polling locations.

Elections administrator Trudy Hancock says they will follow CDC guidelines and implement social distancing.

The last day to request a ballot by mail is October 23, you will have until the end of the day to mail in the application or send in a letter stating your name, address and reasoning for request with a signature.