Elections administrator: Notices mailed to help avoid election day confusion
Longview, TX — Gregg County voters should soon get something new in the mail, if they haven’t already — a notice of where they cast ballots, including the address.
Gregg County Elections Administrator Kathryn Nealy said on Monday that postcard-sized notices already are arriving at some homes.
The cards are being sent to avoid a repeat of what happened in 2008 — the last Presidential election — when voters flooded the courthouse phones asking for the location of their voting precincts.
Voter registration cards merely give the voting precinct number. They don’t identify a building or include a street address.
The flood of calls in 2008 overwhelmed the courthouse phone system, Nealy said.
Many voters are no longer assigned to the same voting location as they were in 2008, because of redistricting.
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