Early voting for the Nov. 5 election is underway and the fate of two local school bonds and nine constitutional amendments is in the hands of voters. In both Mineral Wells and Graford ISDs, voters are asked to decide on bonds to improve facilities.
Early voting goes through Nov. 1 and takes place at the following locations:
• At the Palo Pinto County Courthouse, located at 520 Oak St., in Palo Pinto: Oct. 22-25 and Oct. 28-Nov. 1, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• At the Palo Pinto County Annex Building, located at 109 N. Oak Ave., in Mineral Wells: Oct. 22-25 and Oct. 28-Nov. 1, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; extended hours are on Sunday, Oct. 27 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Lamar Elementary School: Oct. 25, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Oct. 26, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• Graford ISD Library: Oct. 25, 5-8 p.m.
Those unable to vote in person during early voting or on election day can apply for a ballot by mail by contacting the county elections office or by downloading the application from http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/forms/pol-sub/5-15f.pdf. The completed application must be received (not postmarked) by Oct. 25. Photo ID is not required to vote by mail.
Election Day is Nov. 5, with 17 polls throughout the county open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Voters will be required to show one of the following forms of current photo identification at the polling location before the voter can cast a vote:
• Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
• Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS.
• Texas personal identification card issued by DPS.
• Texas concealed handgun license issued by DPS.
• United States military identification card containing the person’s photograph.
• United States citizenship certificate containing the person’s photograph.
• United States passport.