ELECTION 2017

Some voters can request absentee ballots by Oct. 27.

Here is some voter information. For early voting times and polling places in three counties, see our separate list.

Absentee ballots

• A ballot by mail may be requested if a voter expects to be absent on Election Day, Nov. 7, or during the hours of early voting; those who are 65 years of age or older; disabled; or in jail.

• The application deadline for a ballot by mail is the 11th day prior to Election Day. The early voting clerk must receive the application by Oct. 27.

• Applications may be mailed via the U.S. Postal Service.

• In Coryell County, the address is P.O. Box 6, Gatesville, TX 76528.

• The application may be faxed to the early voting clerk at 254-865-2519.

• The ballot may be mailed to an address outside the county.

• Ballot by mail requests can be found at: http://bit.ly/2ytBMrc.

• A signed and scanned image of the application may be emailed to the early voting clerk tax_collector@coryellcounty.org.

• In Bell County, absentee ballot applications should be submitted to:

• Bell County Elections Department, P.O. Box 1629, Belton, Texas 76513.

Who can vote

• Residents in the City of Copperas Cove may vote for any and all elections in Places 5, 6 and 7. Copperas Cove voters are not required to live within a specific area to vote for these seats.

• Voters in Gatesville Independent School District can vote for up to three candidates in the school board election.

• Nolanville residents can vote on the contested council race and a proposition to fund road repairs and maintenance.

• Voters statewide, including all of Bell, Coryell and Lampasas counties, can vote for seven state constitutional amendments.

What identification do you need

Proper identification is required, including a Texas driver’s license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety; Texas election identification certificate issued by DPS; Texas personal identification card issued by DPS; Texas license to carry a handgun issued by DPS; United State military identification card with photo; United States citizenship certificate containing a photograph; and a United States passport.

More information

Are you are registered to vote, or need information on absentee ballots or wonder who is on your ballot? Go to www.kdhnews.com/centerforpolitics to find out.

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