Weatherford Democrat

Aledo ExtrA

October 21, 2013

Early voting has begun for Nov. 5 election

Photo ID now required

Staff Reports

Early voting began Monday, Oct. 21, and extends through Friday, Nov. 1, for the Nov. 5 Uniform Election — the first statewide election where a photo ID will be required to vote in person. During the early voting period, registered Parker County voters can cast their ballots at any county location.

The voting sites in East Parker County are the Aledo Community Center, 104 Robinson Ct., and the Willow Park Municipal Building, 516 Ranch House Road, Willow Park.

Early voting hours are:  

Tuesday, Oct. 22 — Friday, Oct. 25    8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 26    7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 27    11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 28 — Friday, Nov. 1    7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Applications for ballots by mail may be obtained by calling 817-598-6185 

Applications for ballots by mail must be received by Early Voting clerks no later than the close of business on Oct. 25.

Applications for ballot by mail shall be mailed to: 

Robert Parten 

Early Voting Clerk 

1112 Santa Fe Drive 

Weatherford, TX 76086

Voters ages 65 and older and those with a disability may vote by mail for any election.

 

On the ballot

On the ballot are nine amendments to the Texas Constitution, placed in random order by Texas Secretary of State John Steen. Most Parker County residents will vote solely on the amendments, but others will also vote on additions to Emergency Service District No. 3 and ESD No. 7, as well as on bond elections in the Azle and Granbury school districts.

 

ESD No. 3 annexation

In East Parker County residents within the boundaries of ESD No. 3 as well as residents living in a petitioned area in and around Annetta North will vote on whether to add the petitioned area to the ESD, a taxing entity. The proposed annexation area includes land inside the city limits of Annetta North — on the east and west ends — and land within the ETJs of both Annetta North and Weatherford.   

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