Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Texas Voting Alert: Early Voting Runs Feb. 18th - Feb. 28th

Early voting in Texas begins today, February 18th for the Primary Elections.

Early voting is an easy and convenient way to vote in the primary elections prior to March 4 (election day). Early voting dates are Tuesday, February 18 – Friday, February 28.

You may vote early in person or by mail. To check early voting locations in your area, contact your local county clerk’s office, either online or by phone.

The Gregg County Elections Office phone number is 903-236-8458.   Locations and times for early voting are listed below, and are also available in a Word document on the Gregg County website.  Or click here for a .pdf version.


What's On the Ballot?

Did you know?  Sample ballots are available to read ahead of time.  Visit the Gregg County website to download and view the ballots for both the Democratic and Republican parties, listed by voting precinct. 


Early Voting Polling Locations and Times

GREGG COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 101 E. METHVIN, ROOM 108
  • TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18 – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21 = 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • SATURDAY FEBRUARY 22 = 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23 = 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24 – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28 = 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

GREGGTON COMMUNITY CENTER, 3211 W. MARSHALL, LONGVIEW
(The rock building on Highway 80)
  • TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18 – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21 = 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • SATURDAY FEBRUARY 22 = 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24 – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28 = 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
KILGORE COMMUNITY CENTER, 622 KAY STREET, KILGORE
  • TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18 – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21 = 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • SATURDAY FEBRUARY 22 = 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24 – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28 = 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

BROUGHTON RECREATION CENTER, 801 S. MARTIN LUTHER KING BLVD., LONGVIEW
  • TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18 – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21 = 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • SATURDAY FEBRUARY 22 = 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24 – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28 = 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Absentee Voting

You may vote early by mail if:
You will be away from your county on Election Day and during early voting;
You are sick or disabled;
You are 65 years of age or older on Election Day; or
You are confined in jail, but eligible to vote.
To download a ballot by mail, click here.

General Voting Info:

http://www.votetexas.gov

The Importance

Why vote early? Read our blog post about the convenience and importance of early voting.

It cannot be overstated how important it is for every Texan to vote in all elections. Your vote is not only an expression of your political preference, but it is a way for you to act on behalf of 5 million Texas public school students, most of whom cannot vote themselves. Raise Your Hand Texas is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that does not endorse candidates or make political contributions. The organization encourages the public, however, to cast your vote for candidates who will commit to supporting and improving public schools for our 5 million Texas public education students.

Check out this blog post to learn why voting in the primary elections is particularly vital in Texas.

Election Days:  

Primary Elections = March 4th / General Election = November 4th

For the Primary Election voters will vote in one of the two political party elections. The chosen candidate (unless a runoff election is necessary) will represent the party in the Nov 4 General Election. Early Voting begins February 18 and ends on February 28. You may vote at any polling location in your county. Check for Early Voting times and locations on your county voter registrar website.

School Board elections are held Saturday, May 10, 2014.  Early voting for School Board runs April 28 - May 6, 2014.

Be an Informed Voter and Advocate of Voting

Share this voting information with your friends, family and community.  Remind everyone you see about the deadlines.  Learn more about who represents you and what decisions are made on your behalf.

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