This Monday through Thursday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., early voting for the Texas state Governor’s race will be held in Brown-Lupton University Union.
Tarrant County voters can vote at any early-voting location and the ballot inlcudes nominees for “U.S. senator and representatives; governor; lieutenant governor; comptroller; attorney general, and other state offices; supreme court justices; state representatives and judicial offices; county offices; and a proposition to divert more funds to the state highway fund,” according to WFAA’s website.
TCU alumna Wendy Davis will attempt to become the first Democrat elected to the state’s top office since 1991. The past two governors, George W. Bush and Rick Perry, have been Republicans.
According to a recent pre-election poll, Davis is a 16-point underdog to the Republican candidate, Greg Abbott.
The last gubernatorial debate on Sept. 30 highlighted both sides’ opinions on some of the looming questions surrounding consumerism, but whoever is elected will have to answer the key issues facing the state that have been brought to national attention through the Supreme Court: voter I.D.s and abortion.
The next governor of Texas will be decided Nov. 4 when voting closes.