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October 21, 2013

Early voting starts today

Early voting starts today for the November 5 elections in Hunt County.

Voters participating in any of the elections will need to make sure and have legal identification with them when casting ballots.

The following is a list of acceptable forms of photo identification:

— Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)

— 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

With the exception of the U.S. citizenship certificate, the identification must be current or have expired no more than 60 days before being presented for voter qualification at the polling place.

Early voting is scheduled from  8 a.m. until 5 p.m. weekdays at the Hunt County Voter Administration Office, 2217 Washington Street in downtown Greenville, at Commerce City Hall and at the Quinlan City Council chambers, starting Monday and continuing through Nov. 1.

Extended early voting hours, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., are scheduled Tuesday and Thursday in the Voter Administration Office.

One of the November 5 elections will determine the fate of more than $12 million in bonds to pay for capital improvements for the Hunt Memorial Hospital District (HMHD). Voters in Josephine will be deciding whether to approve a new sales tax to be used for economic development. Hunt County voters served by the Cumby Independent School District will be making choices as to who gets to sit on the district’s board of trustees and voters across the county will also be participating in a statewide election with nine proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution.

Anyone needing additional information about early voting or the upcoming election can contact the Voter Administration Office at 903-454-5467.

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