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Nov. 2 is Election Day in Texas

8 amendments, Texarkana mayoral race among decisions voters face
Election Day in Bowie County, Texas is Nov. 2, 2021.
Election Day in Bowie County, Texas is Nov. 2, 2021.(KSLA)
Published: Oct. 18, 2021 at 3:56 PM CDT|Updated: Nov. 2, 2021 at 8:42 PM CDT
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BOWIE COUNTY, Texas (KSLA) — The polls have closed in Texas.

Click here for Texas Nov. 2 election results

Now county election officials are tabulating the votes cast Tuesday, Nov. 2.

There were eight constitutional amendments on ballots statewide. Click here for an explanation of each one.

In Bowie County, voters went to the polls to choose the mayor of the City of Texarkana, Texas. Mayor Bob Bruggeman’s re-election bid was opposed by challenger Brian Matthews.

Bruggeman bested Matthews, his first challenger, with 68% of the vote or 2,225 votes. Matthews came in with 32% of the vote, or 1,045 votes.

Election officials previously said this race was expected to draw more people to the polls.

“I always try to do it on the first day of early voting to get it out of the way. That way, you don’t have worry about it on Election Day or any other time,” said Derrick McGary, a Texarkana, Texas, resident who voted early.

McGary was among the first to cast a ballot Oct. 18 as early voting in the Texas General Election got underway.

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