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October 19, 2013

Early voting ahead of Nov. 5 election begins Monday

Early voting begins Monday 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.

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.

Mail voting

• 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.

Early voting sites

The early voting sites are:

• Aledo Community Center, 104 Robinson Ct., Aledo, meeting room.

• Azle Masonic Lodge, 257 W. Main St., Azle, meeting room.

• Old Brock ISD Admin. Build, 100 Grindstone Road, Brock, meeting room.

• Parker County Courthouse Annex, 1112 Santa Fe Drive, annex kitchen, Weatherford.

• Peaster Fire Department, 221 Judd Street, Peaster, meeting room.

• Springtown City Hall, 102 East 2nd St., Springtown, council meeting room.

• Willow Park Municipal Building, 516 Ranch House Road, Willow Park, council meeting room.

Photo ID

Texas now requires voters to show photo ID at the polls. IDs that can be accepted include: one of four Texas Department of Public Safety-issued photo IDs (driver’s license, personal ID card, concealed handgun license or election identification certificate) or one of three United States gov­ernment issued photo IDs (passport, military ID card, U.S. citizenship or naturalization certificate).

The photo ID must be current or expired no more than 60 days. Other photo IDs, including student IDs and employment IDs, cannot be accepted at the polls.

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