The November 8 election was historic in many ways, not the least of which was the number of votes cast in Runnels County. According to the final election returns, 3,990 votes were cast of the 6,012 registered voters in the county, which means 66 percent of the voters cast ballots in the election.

The November 8 election was historic in many ways, not the least of which was the number of votes cast in Runnels County. According to the final election returns, 3,990 votes were cast of the 6,012 registered voters in the county, which means 66 percent of the voters cast ballots in the election. Some votes are still out in Runnels County, and are currently under review by the county election registrar, according to County Clerk Julia Miller.

There are currently 49 provisional votes under review, and most will have no effect on the outcome of the Nov. 8 election, except for one race for the Ballinger City Council Single Member District 3 position in which Bob McDaniel currently holds a one vote lead over incumbent Jolene McBurney. There are nine provisional votes out on this race and could change the outcome, Miller said.

 At press time, the provisional votes that were still out, had not been verified. All of the votes must be canvassed by Tuesday, Miller said.

There were several races that were decided in the March Primary election and those officially elected to office for Runnels County including Sheriff Carl Squyres, County Attorney Ken Slimp, 119th District Judge Ben Woodward, 119th District Attorney John Best, Tax Assessor Collector Robin Burgess, Precinct 1 County Commissioner Robert Moore, Precinct 3 County Commissioner Roy Mints, Precinct 1 Constable Wayne Poehls and Precinct 2 Constable Archie Jobe.

In Runnels County more than half of the registered voters cast ballots for Republican candidates.

All candidates will be sworn in on Jan. 1, 2017.