New polling sites would do away with precinct boxes
Jan. 17, 2013 at 8:03 p.m.
Updated Jan. 17, 2013 at 7:18 p.m.
IF YOU GO
• WHAT: Public hearing on Election Day vote centers
• WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 29
• WHERE: Dr. Pattie Dodson Public Health Center, 2805 N. Navarro St.
• FOR INFORMATION: Call 361-576-0124
Election Day polling locations may see some changes in Victoria County.
The Victoria County Elections Office is hosting a public hearing Jan. 29 at the Dr. Pattie Dodson Public Health Center to discuss whether to keep precinct-specific voting sites or go to general "vote centers" for the May and November elections.
According to a news release from the elections office, voters would be able to cast a ballot at any open polling place under the Election Day voter center standards.
Currently, voters may vote only at their assigned election precinct polling sites on Election Day.
Officials hope that vote centers will allow the county to open fewer polling locations for a specific election.
Through public participation, the hearing will help determine the best locations to establish vote centers for both May and November elections in Victoria County.
The hearing also will help determine whether the concept is appropriate for all elections in the county, including the city, school district, college and water district elections.