The primary election Tuesday is the second time voters will be required to bring identification to vote at the polls.
Last November’s state constitutional election required identification at the polls under the new voter ID law, said Shawn Snyder, Bell County election administrator. Of the 6,000 voters who turned out for that election in Bell County, only one person had an issue. A woman left her identification at home and had to go get it before voting, Snyder said. She returned to vote later that day.
The law now requires that poll workers check an official form of identification before people can cast their ballots.
“We make sure they are registered voters, and we will check their ID, and then they are good to go,” Snyder said.
The law is intended to cut down on voter fraud.
According to the Texas secretary of state website, accepted forms of identification include:
- A Texas driver’s license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
- A Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS.
- A Texas personal identification card issued by DPS.
- A Texas concealed handgun license issued by DPS.
- A U.S. military identification card containing the person’s photograph.
- A U.S. citizenship certificate containing the person’s photograph.
- A U.S. passport.
Those who don’t have an ID can obtain one at any DPS office, Snyder said.
Election day polling places
Polling locations are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Voters must cast ballots at their assigned precinct on Election Day:
- Precinct 101: Belton Nazarene Church, 1701 Sparta Road, Belton.
- Precinct 102: Bell County North Annex, 1605 N. Main St., Belton.
- PrecinctS 103 & 113: Immanuel Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1215 S. Wall St., Belton.
- Precinct 104: 60 MPR Blvd., Morgan’s Point Resort.
- Precinct 105: Bliss Community Center, 109 S. Evans, Little River/Academy.
- Precinct 106: Transforming Life Fellowship, 4107 Westcliff Road, Killeen.
- Precinct 107: Bartlett Town Hall, 140 W. Clark St., Bartlett.
- Precinct 108: Kuhlman Civic Center, 100 W. Travis St., Holland.
- Precincts 109 & 110: St. Joseph Parish Hall, 2903 E. Rancier Ave., Killeen.
- Precinct 111: J. W. Sims Community Center, 408 N. 10th St., Nolanville.
- Precinct 201: First Baptist Church of Harker Heights Fellowship Hall, 100 E. Ruby Road, Harker Heights.
- Precinct 202: Harker Heights Parks & Recreation Center, 307 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights.
- Precinct 203: Salado Church of Christ Activities Center, 225 N. Church St., Salado.
- Precinct 204: Fire Station #3, 700 Twin Creek Drive, Killeen.
- Precinct 205: Marlboro Heights Baptist Church, 800 Rev. Abercrombie Drive, Killeen.
- Precinct 206: Lions Club Park Senior Center, 1700 E. Stan Schlueter Loop, Killeen.
- Precinct 207: First Baptist Church of Killeen, 3310 S. W.S. Young Drive, Killeen.
- Precinct 208: Cedar Valley Elementary, 4801 Chantz Drive, Killeen.
- Precinct 209: St. Paul Hasang Catholic Church, 1000 E. FM 2410, Harker Heights.
- Precinct 210: First Baptist Church of Trimmier, 6405 Chapparral Road, Killeen.
- Precinct 301: Troy Community Center, 201 E. Main St., Troy.
- Precinct 302: VFW Post 1820, 3204 Airport Road, Temple.
- Precinct 303: Frank Mayborn Civic Center, 3303 North Third St., Temple.
- Precinct 304: A & E Storage, 4970 E. Highway 190, Temple.
- Precinct 305: Temple Brethren Church, 2202 Birdcreek Drive, Temple.
- Precinct 306: Immanuel Baptist Church, 1401 W. Central, Temple.
- Precinct 307: Wilson Parks & Recreation Center, 2205 Curtis B. Elliott Drive, Temple.
- Precinct 308: Bethel Assembly of God of Temple, 22621 SE H.K. Dodgen Loop 363, Temple.
- Precinct 309: Seaton Community Center, 12301 Hwy 53, Temple.
- Precinct 310: St. Joseph Catholic Church Fellowship Hall, 20220 FM 485, Burlington.
- Precinct 311: First Baptist Church Moffat, 13929 Moffat Road, Temple.
- Precinct 312: First Baptist Church of Rogers, 5 Prairie, Rogers.
- Precinct 313: Temple Bible Church, 3205 Oakview Drive, Temple.
- Precinct 314: Heights Baptist Church, 1220 S. 49th St., Temple.
- Precinct 315: Lakeview Baptist Church, 7717 Highway 317, Belton.
- Precinct 317: First Church of the Nazarene, 5000 S. 31st St., Temple.
- Precinct 401: Cove Saddle Club Arena, 2819 Boys Ranch Road, Kempner.
- Precinct 402: Southwest Bell Fire Department, 258 Triple 7 Trail, Killeen.
- Precinct 404: Fire Station #7, 3701 Watercrest Road, Killeen.
- Precinct 405: Shoemaker High School, 3302 Clear Creek Road, Killeen.
- Precinct 406: Central Fire Station, 201 N. 28th St., Killeen.
- Precinct 408: Fire Station #5, 905 W. Jasper Road, Killeen.
- Precinct 409: West Bell Water Supply Office, 4201 Chapparral Road, Killeen.
- Precinct 410: Fire Department Support Facility, 114 W. Avenue D, Killeen.
- Precinct 412: Palo Alto Middle School, 2301 W. Elms Road, Killeen.
- Precinct 413: Haynes Elementary School, 3309 W. Canadian River Loop, Killeen.
Voters can cast a ballot at any of 10 polling places on Election Day:
- Copperas Cove Civic Center: 1206 W. Avenue B, Copperas Cove.
- Holy Family Catholic Church: 1201 Veterans Ave., Copperas Cove.
- Eastside Baptist Church: 1202 M.L. King Jr. Blvd., Copperas Cove.
- City Council Chambers: 507 S. Main St., Copperas Cove.
- Gatesville Annex: 201 S. Seventh St., Gatesville.
- Gatesville Civic Center: 303 Veterans Memorial Loop, Gatesville.
- Evant City Hall: 598 E. U.S. Highway 84, Evant.
- Flat Community Center: 159 County Road 334, Flat.
- Oglesby Community Center: 118 Main St., Oglesby.
- Turnersville Community Center: 8115 Farm-to-Market 182, Gatesville.
Voters can cast a ballot at any of these polling places on Election Day:
- Lampasas New Covenant Church: 1604 Central Texas Expressway, Lampasas.
- Kempner Fire Training Station: 315 Pecan St., Kempner.
- Adamsville Community Center: 174 County Road 3750, Adamsville.
- Clear Creek Baptist Church: 3350 Farm-to-Market 2657, Copperas Cove.
- Justice of the Peace Office in Lometa: 104 N. Fourth St., Lometa.
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