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Early Voting closes for Victoria election

By Melissa Crowe
May 8, 2012 at 12:08 a.m.

Saturday Polling Locations

Saturday Polling LocationsPrecinct 1, Hopkins Magnet School, 110 Hopkins Drive

Precinct 2, County Courthouse, 115 N. Bridge St.

Precinct 3, Trinity Episcopal Church, 1501 N. Glass St.

Precinct 4, Patti Welder Magnet School, 1604 E. North St.

Precinct 5, Crain Middle School, 2706 N. Azalea St.

Precinct 6, Family Worship Center, 501 Sam Houston Drive

Precinct 7, O'Connor Magnet School, 3402 Bobolink Lane

Precinct 8, Shields Elementary School, 3400 Bluebonnet Lane

Precinct 9, National Guard Armory, 106 E. Mockingbird Lane

Precinct 10, Liberty Academy, 1110 Sam Houston Drive

Precinct 11, Precinct 4 Portable Building, 14721 J-2 Ranch Road

Precinct 12, Placedo Volunteer Fire Department, 284 Williams St., Placedo

Precinct 13, Bloomington Fire Department, 551 W. Second St., Bloomington

Precinct 14, Guadalupe School, 1952 Guadalupe Road

Precinct 15, McFaddin School Building, 1993 A Farm-to-Market Road 445, McFaddin

Precinct 16, Kemper City Community Center, 405 Kemper City Road South

Precinct 17, Howell Middle School, 2502 Fannin Drive

Precinct 18, Aloe Elementary School, 62 Chaparral Drive

Precinct 19, Smith Elementary School, 2901 Erwin St.

Precinct 20, Wilson Residence, 4543 Ranch-to-Market Road 236

Precinct 21, Vickers Elementary, 708 Glascow St.

Precinct 22, Mission Valley Volunteer Fire Department, 34 Reinecke Road

Precinct 23, Precinct 2 Service Center, 13323 Nursery Drive, Nursery

Precinct 25, Rowland Elementary, 2706 Leary Lane

Precinct 26, Telferner Methodist Church, 81 Old Highway Road, Telferner

Precinct 28, William Wood Elementary School, 183 Wood Hi School Road

Precinct 29, DeLeon Elementary School, 1002 Santa Barbara St.

Precinct 30, Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 4102 N. Ben Jordan St.

Precinct 31, Tanglewood Club House, 401 Rosewood St.

Precinct 32, Victoria ISD Administration Building, 102 Profit Drive

Precinct 33, Holy Family Catholic Church, 704 Mallette Drive

Precinct 34, Dudley Magnet School, 3307 Callis St.

Precinct 35, F.W. Gross Montessori School, 1208 S. Navarro St.

The next election

The next electionEarly voting for the Democratic and Republican Party primaries opens May 14. The primaries are May 29.

Early voting in the Victoria election closed Tuesday evening.

Elections Administrator George Matthews said voter turnout, including mail-in ballots, exceeded 2,600.

More than 250 voters took advantage of their last opportunity to skip Election Day lines.

Carolyne Garza, of Victoria, made a trip to the elections office, 111 N. Glass, just before 2 p.m.

"I always try to vote early to cut down on waiting," Garza said. "I think this one will be competitive, so it's worth coming early."

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday for the City Council, charter amendment, college bond issue and water district elections.

Geri and Robert Horne, of Victoria, cast their ballots early Tuesday.

"We might be out of town Saturday," she said. "We wanted to take care of it early."

Her husband said voting took about five seconds, with most of the time spent reading the city's 17 proposed charter amendments.

Others, such as Stacy Gasch, of Inez, voted early to avoid cumbersome trips to their assigned precinct's voting location.

Robert Harris, of Victoria, had a simple reason for skipping Saturday's election.

"I hate to stand in line," he said.

There are some special boundary considerations for voters in several precincts. For the May 12 election, school district boundaries are important.

These polling locations are not new for the May election, according to a news release from the elections office. They have been the locations for many years and are based upon school district boundaries rather than only county election precinct boundaries.

Voters in precincts 15 and 16 who live in Victoria Independent School District will vote at Aloe Elementary School, 62 Chaparral Drive. Those who live in Refugio Independent School District will vote at their regular polling place.

Voters in precinct 23 and 24, living in Victoria school district will vote at Vickers Elementary School, 708 Glascow St. Those who live in Nursery school district will vote at the Precinct 2 Service Center, 13323 Nursery Drive.

Voters in Precinct 27, who live in Victoria ISD will vote in one of two place: If the residence is north of U.S. Highway 59, vote at Precinct 4 Portable Building on J-2 Ranch Road. If the home is south of U.S. 59, vote at William Wood Elementary School, 183 Wood Hi School Road.

Voters in Victoria ISD living in Precinct 12 vote at William Wood Elementary School.

Voters in Bloomington Independent School District and in Precinct 14 vote at Guadalupe School with the voters from Victoria ISD.

Voters in Meyersville ISD and in Precinct 22 vote at Mission Valley Volunteer Fire Department with the Victoria ISD voters.



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