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The 2010 Joint General Election for Victoria County will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2010. This election for qualified voters of Victoria County will have federal, state, district and county offices as well as trustees for Bloomington ISD and Meyersville ISD. Polls will be open from 7 am to 7 pm. There are 35 polling locations located throughout the county.

On Election Day you must vote in your precinct polling location. Many people are confused by their precinct number and polling location. In this instance we are talking about an election or voting precinct as opposed to a commissioner's or justice of the peace precinct. Your election precinct number is printed on your voter registration card.

You can find a list of polling locations for Victoria County on our web site at www.vctx.org/elections. Select "To Help You" and "Polling Places". There will also be a list of the precincts and polling locations printed in the paper.

During early voting a person may vote at any early voting polling location. On election day you may vote only at your precinct. Precinct polling locations are normally in your neighborhood but precinct boundary lines differ across the county. It is best to check your number against the list of polling locations.

Before going to the polling place you should learn all you can about the candidates running for office. Many have web sites explaining their position. Deciding your candidates before going to vote makes it easier once you get to the voting booth.

You should take with you your voter registration card. This year the card is blue. Our new voter qualification system will be able to scan the barcode on the card for easy identification. If you don't have your card you may use a driver's license or identification card issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety. Other means of identification in a polling place are birth certificates or passports, photo identification badges with your name, or letters from a governmental agency addressed to your registration address with your name. You might also use a checkbook with your name and address although people don't seem to carry their checkbooks around anymore.

This year early voting has seen a 24% increase from four years ago. To me this means and increased interest in this election. Perhaps you'd like to participate in the coming election.