• October 22, 2016


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Oct. 11: Last day to register

Oct. 24-Nov. 4: Early voting period

Nov. 8: Election Day

Election News

Cosper, Blankenship face off in debate

With current seat holder Jimmie Don Aycock in attendance, the candidates for the state’s District 54 House of Representatives seat met at Texas A&M University-Central Texas for a debate sponsored by the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce.

Minds not changed after third presidential debate, some locals say

After the most anticipated presidential debate in recent memory, area residents who responded last night to the Herald’s requests for comments expressed varying opinions about the third and final presidential debate before the Nov. 8 election.

Tea partyer sees voting fraud in election loss

BELTON — Laura Pressley, who ran for Austin City Council in 2014 and lost by 10 percentage points, warned the Central Texas Tea Party about the possibility of electronic voting machines becoming corrupt in Texas.

Driver's license offices open Saturdays to issue election IDs

AUSTIN — The Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding Texans in advance of the Nov. 8 election that Election Identification Certificates which can be used for voting purposes, are available year-round at all Texas driver license offices.

Bell County early voting locations announced

BELTON — Election Day is three weeks away.

Look for the Herald's Election Guide on Oct. 23

Candidates for state and local elections will be featured in the Herald’s Election Guide on Oct. 23.

Cosper leads Blankenship in fundraising; forum ahead

Campaign finance filings reported last week show Republican Scott Cosper is outraising Democrat Sandra Blankenship in the 2016 state congressional race for the District 54 seat as the Nov. 8 election draws near.

Driver’s license offices open two Saturdays to issue election IDs

In an ongoing effort to ensure Texans have a photo ID in order to vote on Nov. 8, the Department of Public Safety is offering Saturday hours on Oct. 22 and Oct. 29 at select driver license offices — including those in Killeen and Temple — to issue ID cards.

Coryell commissioners discuss elections, flooding

GATESVILLE — The Coryell County Commissioners’ Court discussed county polling procedures Tuesday in the Commissioners’ Courtroom at 801 E. Leon St., in Gatesville.

District 54 candidates face off

In their first head-to-head meeting in Bell County, candidates Scott Cosper and Sandra Blankenship presented themselves to the audience exactly as what they are — Cosper, the former Killeen mayor, an experienced politician, and Blankenship, a nurse with no political background, as a frustrated resident looking to change things for the better.

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