Early Voting

An early voting sign is seen Monday, April 24, 2017, outside the Lions Club Park Senior Center in Killeen. Early voting for the May 6 election ends May 2.

Today is election for the primary election and polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Bell, Coryell and Lampasas counties, allowing residents time before or after work to cast their votes and make their voices heard. More than 13,000 voters in Bell County cast their ballots during early voting, which ended Friday. Coryell County saw 3,361 votes cast during early voting, and Lampasas County saw 1,927 ballots cast.

The primary will decide which candidates in county and state races from each party advance to the Nov. 6 general election. A separate election for city and school board seats is scheduled for May 5.

To see if you are registered to vote and where your polling locations are, go to bit.ly/1M1zo6f.

For more on the primary election and the candidates, go to kdhnews.com/centerforpolitics

Here is a complete list of polling locations:


Election day polling will take place at the following precinct locations:

101 — Belton Nazarene Church, 1701 Sparta Road, Belton

102 — Bell County North Annex, 1605 N. Main St., Belton

103 — Belton Senior Center, 842 S. Mitchell, Belton

106 — Fire Station No. 1, 3800 Westcliff Road, Killeen

109 — Fire Station No. 1, 3800 Westcliff Road, Killeen

110 — Fire Station No. 1, 3800 Westcliff Road, Killeen

111 — J.W. Sims Community Center, 408 N. 10th St., Nolanville

113 — Belton Senior Center, 842 S. Mitchell, Belton

201 — Cornerstone Baptist Church, 484 Farm-to-Market 3219, Harker Heights

202 — Harker Heights Parks & Recreation Center, 307 Millers Crossing, Harker Heights

203 — Salado Church of Christ Activities Center, 225 N. Church St., Salado

204 — Killeen Fire Station No. 3, 700 Twin Creek Drive, Killeen

205 — Marlboro Heights Baptist Church, 800 Rev. Abercrombie Drive, Killeen

206 — Killeen Senior Center at Lions Club Park, 1700 E. Stan Schlueter Loop, Killeen

207 — Grace Christian Center, 1401 E. Elms Road, Killeen

208 — Cedar Valley Elementary, 4801 Chantz Drive, Killeen

209 — St. Paul Chong Hasang Catholic Church, 1000 E. Farm-to-Market 2410, Harker Heights

210 — First Baptist Church of Trimmier, 6405 Chaparral Road, Killeen

401 — Cove Saddle Club Arena, 2821 Boys Ranch Road, Kempner

402 — Southwest Bell Fire Department, 258 Triple 7 Trail, Killeen

404 — Fire Station No. 7, 3701 Watercrest Road, Killeen

405 — Robert M. Shoemaker High School, 3302 Clear Creek Road, Killeen

406 — Central Fire Station, 201 N. 28th St., Killeen

408 — Fire Station No. 5, 905 W. Jasper Road, Killeen

409 — West Bell Water Supply Office, 4201 Chaparral Road, Killeen

410 — Fire Department Support Facility, 114 W. Avenue D, Killeen

412 — Palo Alto Middle School, 2301 W. Elms Road, Killeen

413 — Fire Station No. 9, 5400 Bunny Trail, Killeen


Election Day polling will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the following countywide locations:

Copperas Cove Civic Center, 1206 W. Ave. B, Copperas Cove

Holy Family Catholic Church, 1001 Georgetown Road, Copperas Cove

Eastside Baptist Church, 1202 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Copperas Cove

Gatesville Civic Center, 303 Veterans Memorial Loop, Gatesville

Evant City Hall, 598 E. Highway 84, Evant

Turnersville Community Center, 8115 Farm-to-Market 182, Turnersville

Flat Community Center, 159 County Road 334, Flat

Oglesby Community Center, 118 Main St., Oglesby


Election Day polling will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the following locations:

Lampasas New Covenant Church, 1604 Central Texas Expressway, Lampasas

First Baptist Church, 11915 E. U.S. Highway 190, Kempner

Clear Creek Baptist Church, 3350 FM 2657, Kempner

JP 2 Office Lometa, 104 N. Fourth St., Lometa

Adamsville Community Center, 174 CR 3740, Adamsville


You will need to bring one of seven acceptable forms of photo ID when you vote. Those are:

A Texas driver’s license.

A Texas election identification certificate.

A personal ID card.

A Texas license to carry a handgun.

A U.S. military ID card.

A U.S. citizenship certificate.

A U.S. passport.

If you don’t have one of the seven forms of ID, you can still vote. You will have to sign a form that states you have a “reasonable impediment” from getting the required identification, according to the Texas Secretary of State.

The form will be available at each polling location.

The state outlines a reasonable impediment as being a lack of transportation, disability, illness, family responsibilities, work schedule, lost or stolen ID, have not received a photo ID, or a lack of a birth certificate or other documents needed to obtain an acceptable form of ID.

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