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November 6, 2012

Election Day voters go to the polls

Today is Election Day, meaning many registered voters who did not cast a ballot during the two-week voting period will be out to make their selections in polling booths across the county.

Polls are open today 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

A record number of people, representing 25 percent of the county’s 17,239 registered voters, cast early ballots, according to the Palo Pinto County Elections office. That has led County Elections Administrator Judith Evans to predict a heavy turnout today.

Peak voting periods tend to be before 9 a.m., during the lunch hour and after 5 p.m. Voters who can go to the polls at times other than those should be able to avoid long waits, especially at the heavier polling sites in Mineral Wells such as Southside Church of Christ and the Mineral Wells Senior Center.

Polling sites and the candidates listed on today’s ballots can be found on page 2 of today’s Index. There are no contested Palo Pinto County races.

“I want to thank the millions of Texans who took advantage of early voting to cast their ballots in this important election,” said Texas Secretary of State Hope Andrade. “Voting is your chance to make your mark on Texas by helping choose the leaders who will create the laws and policies that govern our communities, our state and our nation in the months and years to come.”

Photo identification is not required on Election Day. To cast a ballot, voters should present their voter registration card or one of the following approved IDs:

• A driver’s license or personal identification card issued to you by the Texas Department of Public Safety or a similar document issued to you by an agency of another state, even if the license or card has expired.

• A form of identification that contains your photograph and establishes your identity.

• A birth certificate or other document confirming birth that is admissible in a court of law and establishes the person’s identity.

• United States citizenship papers.

• A U.S. passport.

• Official mail addressed to you by a governmental entity.

• A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that shows your name and address.

Voters can verify their polling place by contacting their local county elections office, or using the “Find My Polling Place” feature at www.VoteTexas.gov. Voter information there is available in English and Spanish.

To see a map of county-wide voting precincts go to www.palopintocounty.net:8080/elections.html.


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