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Posted: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 1:52 pm | Updated: 10:35 am, Mon Feb 17, 2014.

COPPERAS COVE — Several Coryell County voters reported being directed to different polling sites around noon on Election Day.

Some residents who reported to the Coryell County Annex, the polling location for precinct 416, were told to go to polling locations at the City Park or the Public Library.

“Normally I vote in the same area, but they told me to go to Cove Park,” said Sgt. David Balderas, a 1st Cavalry soldier. “I guess the precinct changed.”

Some voters made sure to double-check their precincts and locations before heading out today.

Leaving Copperas Cove Public Library, the location for precinct 412, Christine Almeraz said she checked for her polling site online before heading out today.

“Last time, it was where you get your drivers license,” she said. “I had to make it a point to do it today.”

The library polls offered little wait time and paper and electronic ballots, for voters to choose between.

Almeraz and another voter, Sharmell Kehoe, opted for the machines.

“It’s quicker,” said Kehoe, who said she made sure to exercise her voting rights because “if you don’t use it, you lose it.”

In Bell County, Shelley Coston, election clerk, did not report receiving calls regarding voters unsure of their precincts, but requests from both ends of the county for additional ballots.

“It means we’re having a heavy turnout,” said Coston. “We have several people on standby delivering to both sides of the county. Things are looking good and we’ve had a good successful morning.”

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