Every election held in Texas utilizes Early Voting in Person. For the November 4, 2008 General Election early voting in person begins Monday, October 20th and continues through Friday, October 31st. The Elections Office, located at 111 N. Glass, will be open every day from 8 am to 5 pm, Mondays through Friday. On Saturday (October 25th) the office will be open from 9 am to 5 pm and closed on Sunday. The office will also open from 7 am to 7 pm on the last two days of early voting in person, that is Thursday (October 30th) and Friday (October 31st).
Early voting in person is open to all residents of Victoria County. It is a chance to cast your vote prior to Election Day. As this is a Tuesday election, people may not have a break during a workday to get to the polls. Because voting is very important, people should make the extra effort to vote in this important and historic election. Early voting is that opportunity.
In addition to the Main Early Voting site at the Elections Office we will also be opening temporary branch early voting locations at the Pattie Dodson Health Center and the Victoria Mall. Hours of operation for these two sites will be 8 am to 5 pm on Friday, October 14th and Wednesday, October 29th. The Health Center and Mall will be open on Saturday (October 25th) from 9 am to 5 pm. They will also be open from 7 am to 7 pm on Thursday (October 30th) and Friday (October 31st).
We all anticipate this election to have a greater than normal turnout. People who take advantage of early voting in person will not only ease the stress of Election Day polling locations but may spend less time in line to vote. Early voting allows anyone who is registered to vote at any early voting site. Typically the sites have multiple qualifying stations with computerized voter lists. This creates faster sign in and quicker access to the voting machines.
There will be several additional temporary early voting sites for this election. Quail Creek MUD office at 515 Chukar and DaCosta Volunteer Fire Department on Commerce St. will be open from 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday the 25th. Bloomington ISD Administration Offices will be open from 8 am to 4 pm on Wednesday (October 29th), Thursday (October 30th) and Friday (October 31st).