Early voting begins October 23rd

TOM GREEN COUNTY, TX - From the Tom Green County Elections Office:

"Hours for the first week of early voting are 8 am to 5 pm and the last week 7 am to 7 pm.  There will not be voting on the weekend and voting will be conducted at the Election Office, located in the Edd B. and Frances Frink Keyes Building, 113 W. Beauregard.  The ballot will contain 7 proposed constitutional amendments.  Sample ballots may be viewed on the Tom Green County election webpage: www.votetomgreencounty.org. 

The deadline to submit an application for a ballot by mail is October 27th. The application must be in the election office by that date and once early voting has begun, it must be mailed, faxed, or scanned and emailed to the election office.  A new law passed in the 2017 legislative session requires anyone submitting their application by fax or email to submit the hard copy via mail within 4 days. 

Photo ID requirements are the same as in this year’s previous elections. The current requirements may be reviewed on the Tom Green County election webpage or the Secretary of State’s website: www.sos.state.tx.us.

Voters that have mobility issues as listed in the mobility notice will have separate check-in and voting stations for this election.  A separate entrance will be provided for early voting.  Voters will enter via the side door to the election office located near the handicap parking.

The “Mobility Voting” notice reads:

An election officer may give voting order priority to individuals with a mobility problem that substantially impairs the person's ability to move around.
• A person assisting an individual with a mobility problem may also, at the individual's request, be given voting order priority.
• Disabilities and conditions that may qualify you for voting order priority include paralysis, lung disease, the use of portable oxygen, cardiac deficiency, severe limitation in the ability to walk due to arthritic, neurological, or orthopedic condition, wheelchair confinement, arthritis, foot disorder, the inability to walk 200 feet without stopping to rest, or use of a brace, cane, crutch, or other assistive device.
• Voters who wish to be given voting order priority, and be accepted for voting before others in line to vote at that polling place, may indicate this to any election officer serving at the polling place. The presiding election judge will determine whether the voter and the voter’s assistant, if applicable, will be brought forward to the front of the line.

For questions or more information, call the election office at 325-659-6541."

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