Folks have been flooding into early voting centers to cast their ballots in the March 4th Primary. Already thousands have let their voices be heard by casting an early vote and avoiding those long lines come Tuesday.
There are some heated races driving voters to the polls. From the Potter County Judge race with five candidates vying for the title, to the showdown between Elaine Hays and incumbent Mac Thornberry for U.S. House Representative. Voters are turning out to make sure they have a say in who holds those positions.
In Randall County, while they've seen a slight decrease in in-person votes, mail in ballots have increased by 1600.
"A lot of candidates and different politically action groups sent out applications to vote by mail," said Randall County Election Administrator, Shannon Lackey.
Lackey said that saved a lot of folks from having to do the leg work to inquire about them. Not including Friday, close to 5,000 people have voted early in Randall County. In Potter County, close to 2500. Potter County said too, they've seen an increase in early votes compared to last elections especially mail in ballots.
"On Election Day in Randall County it's typically 50/50. 50% vote early 50% vote Election Day its just always run that way for several years," said Lackey.
Again this year, Randall County voters will have 14 voting centers to choose to go to.
The Cowboy Church8827 S. WashingtonAmarillo, TX
Comanche Trail Church of Christ2700 E. 34thAmarillo, TX
Randall County Justice Center2309 Russell Long Blvd.Canyon, TX
Southwest Church of Christ4515 CornellAmarillo, TX
Redeemer Christian Church3701 S. SoncyAmarillo, TX
Region 16 ESC5800 Bell St.
Randall County Fire Department #29451 FM 2186Amarillo, TX
Arden Road Baptist6701 Arden RoadAmarillo, TX
Central Baptist Church1601 SW 58thAmarillo, TX
Paramount Baptist Church4100 KristeeAmarillo, TX
Oasis Southwest Baptist Church8210 Canyon DriveAmarillo, TX
Randall County Annex4111 S. GeorgiaAmarillo, TX
The Summit2008 12th Ave.Canyon, TX
Coulter Road Baptist Church4108 S. CoulterAmarillo, TX
Because of construction at several schools in Potter County, five new locations will be open.
Amarillo Seventh Day Adventist Church Center427 S. Western St.
Olsen Park Elementary School2409 Anna St.
Austin Middle School1818 Wimberly
Tascosa High School3921 Westlawn
Forest Hill Elementary School3515 Amarillo Blvd. East
Bowie Middle School3001 E. 12th
Bushland High School2304 Wells
Valle de Oro Fire Station23801 FM 1061
River Road Middle School9500 U.S. 287 North
De Zavala Middle School2801 N. Coulter
Freedom Baptist Church900 Alta Vista
Pleasant Valley Elementary School4413 River Road
Highland Park High School15300 E. Amarillo Blvd.
Hamlet Elementary School705 Sycamore
North Heights Alternative School607 N. Hughes
Whittier Elementary2004 N. Marrs
Election Day voters need to show up with a photo ID. Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.