Elections officials confirmed Wednesday that there was an opening-day glitch in the early voting process for the July 16 special election. The glitch involved voters in Rowlett, which straddles Dallas and Rockwall counties.
A voter who lives in the Rockwall County part of Rowlett, Nicholas Kreekon, went to vote at about 12:15 p.m. on June 29 and was turned away. He was told only the Dallas County portion of Rowlett was eligible.
Kreekon said he went to the Dallas County Elections Office to solve the problem. By the time he returned to Rowlett — three hours later — the situation had been resolved, the local administrators had a successful dry run and he was allowed to vote.
Elections judges in Rowlett say no other voters were denied. As of 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, there were 123 early votes registered. Ten of those who voted early on Tuesday were from the Rockwall County portion of Rowlett.