Early Voting Begins in Texas
Monday, October 21 marks the first day of early voting in Central Texas, and there are several Bell County locations where voters can make their voices heard.
In Killeen, early ballots can be cast at the Bell County Annex at 301 Priest Drive or the Killeen Community Center at 2201 East Veterans Memorial Blvd.
Voters in Harker Heights may vote at the Parks and Recreation Center at 301 Millers Crossing.
Belton voters can head to the Bell County Courthouse Annex at 550 East 2nd Ave.
If you’re in Temple, you can vote at the Bell County Anex at 205 East Central Ave.
Finally, Salado will be taking early votes at the Salado Civic Center at 601 North Main.
October 21, 2013 through October 25, 2013, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
October 26, 2013, Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
October 27, 2013, Sunday, Noon - 5:00 p.m.
October 28, 2013 through November 01, 2013, Monday thru Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Election day is November 5, and voting hours will be 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
2013 marks the implementation of Texas' voter ID law. Voters will be required to show some form of state-issued identification when casting a ballot.
Accepted forms of identification include a DPS-issued driver’s license, state identification card or concealed handgun license; a US military ID featuring a photograph; a US citizenship certificate with a photograph; a US passport.
Election Identification Certificates are being made available free of charge to qualified voters who do not posses any of the above forms of identification. An EIC may be obtained by visiting any drivers license issuing office during regular business hours or their temporary weekend hours – Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. until November 2.
9 constitutional amendments are under consideration during this election, including Prop 6: A proposition to use money from the state’s Rainy Day fund to finance water infrastructure projects meant to address Texas’ future water needs during prolonged droughts.