Tuesday is last day to register to vote in March 5 party primaries

Feb. 3—Tuesday is the last day to register to vote in the March 5 party primaries.

The contests on those ballots will determine the local winners in November's general election, with no Democrats on ballots (other than unopposed county chair races in the two counties).

Earlier this week, there were 121,433 on the voter rolls in Parker County. There were 19,505 in Palo Pinto County.

"That changes daily, because we're getting a lot of registrations right now," Palo Pinto County Deputy Elections Administrator Savannah Trevino said.

Parker County Elections Administrator Crickett Miller noted a significant leap in the number registered.

"We looked up the 2020 primary number of registered voters, and it was right at 90,000," she said. "Yes, Parker County is growing daily with the number of registered voters."

Voters can register to cast ballots in their county elections office.

That's 1112 Santa Fe Drive in Weatherford and 100 SE Sixth Ave. in Mineral Wells (security entrance and parking off SE Fifth Avenue).

Ballots for both parties became available last week on both elections office websites. Those can be printed and brought to the voting booth.

For Parker County ballots, go to www.parkercountytx.com/477/Sample-Ballots/.

In Palo Pinto County, go to www.co.palo-pinto.tx.us/page/palopinto.2024PrimaryElection/.

Trevino also pointed out the deadline to apply for a mail-in ballot is Feb. 23.

She said voters can verify their status online.

"Or they can just call us," she added. That number is 940-659-1217. Miller also encouraged voters with questions to call her office, at 817-598-6185.

In addition to state and national offices, voters this election cycle will decide sheriff, Precincts 1 and 3 commissioners, district clerk, district attorney, county attorney and constable positions.