Early voting starts Monday

Oct. 20, 2012 at 5:20 a.m.

If the early bird gets the worm, the early voter gets to skip the crowd.

Early voting is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday at the county elections office, 111 N. Glass St. Early voting runs to Nov. 2.

According to a news release from the elections office, almost half of Victoria county's votes are cast during the early period.

Early voting at the elections office will also be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 1 and 2.

Photo identification as required in Senate Bill 14 will not be required when voting in person during early voting or on Election Day, according to information from the secretary of state.

To cast a ballot during early voting or on Election Day, voters should present their voter registration card or, in lieu of a voter registration card, at least one of the following: • A driver's license or personal I.D. card issued to you by the Texas Department of Public Safety or a similar document issued to you by an agency of another state, even if the license or card has expired;

• A form of identification that contains your photo and establishes your identity;

• A birth certificate or other document confirming birth that is admissible in a court of law and establishes your identity;

• United States citizenship papers;

• United States passport;

• Official mail addressed to you by a governmental entity;

• A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and address.



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