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11/08/05 - Angelina County

You Don't Have Much Longer To Vote

by Jessica Cervantez

Proposition 2 is a major reason for the steady flow of traffic at many East Texas polling locations. It is the proposition defining marriage. Election administrators don't care why people vote, as long as they are casting ballots.

Voters have various reasons for showing up.

Ann Shelton, an Angelina County resident, said, "A marriage should be between a man and a woman and that's in Genesis and that's why I'm here today."

There are 18 ballot boxes in Angelina County for this election. Three of those polling places had already served more than a hundred voters in the morning. By the afternoon, more than 200 people had voted in Zavalla.

Bill Shanklin, the election administrator for Angelina County, says he expects about 5-thousand voters will cast ballots in the county by the time the polls close.

Charles Thomas, another resident, said, "I believe everyone should come out and vote. I think everyone should take a stand for something."
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