Headed to the polls? Election Official shares what you should know
BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - As early voting kicks off, Brazos County Elections Administrator Trudy Hancock joined First News at Four to discuss what voters should know before they cast their ballot.
Hancock says the first day saw a big turnout in Brazos County, with over 2,000 voters by 4 p.m.
Early voting locations
For those who haven’t gone to the polls yet, Brazos County has five locations for early voting:
- Brazos County Election Administrator Office 300 East Wm. J. Bryan Pkwy, Suite 100, Bryan, Texas
- Arena Hall 2906 Tabor Road, Bryan, Texas
- Galilee Baptist Church 804 N. Logan, Bryan, Texas
- College Station Utilities Meeting & Training Facility 1603 Graham Road, College Station, Texas
- College Station City Hall 1101 Texas Avenue, Bush 4141 Community Room, College Station, Texas
Voting locations for other counties in the area can be found here.
Early voting times
|Oct. 24 - 29||7 a.m. - 7 p.m.|
|Oct. 30||10 a.m. - 4 p.m.|
|Oct. 31 - Nov. 4||7 a.m. - 7 p.m.|
What to bring
Before casting a ballot, voters will be asked for identification. Valid forms of ID include:
- Voter ID Card
- Valid Texas Drivers License
- United States passport
- Texas personal identification card
- Texas license to carry a handgun
- United States military identification card containing your photograph
- United States citizenship certificate containing your photograph
Hancock recommends looking at the sample ballot before voting.
“We have a very lengthy ballot this time, so it’s causing voters to be in the voting booth for quite a while, so expect lines just because of the length of our ballots,” she said.
Voters in a hurry should check out the smaller locations such as Galilee Baptist Church to avoid crowds.
Hancock says students who are not registered in the county can vote on a limited ballot, but this only happens during early voting.
“If you wait to Election Day and you’re not registered here but you are registered within Texas, you’d be able to cast a ballot of voting on the offices or the candidates that we have in common with the county that you’re registered in,” she explained.
Watch the full interview in the player above.
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