New Texas Secretary of State Visits Amarillo


It's almost time to cast your ballots, and amidst new voter laws, the state wants to make sure Texans are informed.

"It's our most fundamental right is to go vote. And to make sure that people have the information they need to go vote," Nandita Berry, Texas Secretary of State said.

This is Berry's first election as Secretary of State. She was sworn in in January and is now touring the state to inform voters. And election day is right around the corner. Early voting runs from February 18th through 28th, and the primary takes place March 4th. 

The big push over the next two weeks - voter IDs.

"The first time that the new voter ID laws were implemented were in the last election in Novmeber, which was the constitutional amendments. And the turn out actually increased," Berry said. 

Locally, the Potter County elections administrator expects a big showing at the polls in this primary election.

"We do expect a lot of people to come for early voting. Statistically between our ballots by mail and our early voting, it generally is about half of the voting that is done. We're already running short of some of our paper ballots for ballots by mail," Melynn Huntley, the Potter County Elections Administrator said. 

A big expected turnout, just make sure you have your ID when you show up to vote.

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