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Voters head to polls on Primary Election day

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Voters head to the polls on Primary Election day in Texas. Voters head to the polls on Primary Election day in Texas.

Texas voters are casting ballots in the nation's first midterm Primary Election. 

The polls were open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Election day started on a soggy note, and just like the rain the pace began slow and steady.

In total, 22,330 voters in Nueces County cast ballots. 

Texas holds the first primary in the country and there are some big races on the ballot. People are casting their votes for Governor, Attorney General, U.S. Senator, and the District 27 Congressional seat, currently held by Congressman Blake Farenthold. 

Voters who spoke with KRIS 6 News did not report any problems other than that there has been some confusion after some former polling locations were  closed. Now there are just 78 voting centers. 

One voter told KRIS 6 he and his elderly mother went to four former locations before they found a place to cast their ballots. 

"Just in and out with the wheel chair, and just multiple stops, and you know the inconvenience," David Selman said. "The politicians and the people who are running for office want the people to come out and vote. And they have to know where they're going to go to vote."

Voters can go to any of the 78 voting centers. As long as they are in line by 7 p.m., they will be able to cast their ballots. 

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