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This 2014 Election Year starts off with the Primary Election on Tuesday, March 4th. Locally both the Democratic and Republican Parties will hold a joint election. But even though the polling places are shared, the ballot is not. Texas law provides registered voters the option of picking either party's primary but allows voters to vote on only one party's ballot. Similarly once voters select a party in the primary election they are not allowed to participate in another party's conventions or meetings. This is true for all counties in the State of Texas.

Some voters in Texas are eligible to have a ballot mailed to their home. The eligibility requirements are fairly simple and you only have to meet one; being 65 years of age or older on Election Day, having a disability which prevents you from entering a polling location, being confined in jail during the period of early voting and on Election Day, or being absent from the county during early voting in person and on Election Day.

Voters who will be voting by mail in the coming primary must select either the Democratic or Republican ballot. Only one ballot can be mailed to any individual. If you receive an application to vote by mail, be sure you indicate which party and only one party to receive your ballot.

Applications to vote by mail for Victoria County should be submitted to the Early Voting Clerk at 2805 N. Navarro St., Suite 500, Victoria, Texas 77901-3947 no later than Friday, February 21st. Applications must be in writing and must be signed by the voter requesting the ballot. If you need an application, you may contact the Elections Office at 578-7697, weekdays from 8 am to 5 pm.

Early voting in person begins Tuesday, February 18th and continues through Friday, February 28th on most days from 8 am to 5 pm.