Voters urged to be ready for wait on Election Day
POSTED: Monday, November 5, 2012 - 11:33am
UPDATED: Monday, November 5, 2012 - 11:44am
Longview, TX — With just one day to go before Tuesday elections, Longview residents are urged to determine beforehand where they will be going to vote — and to remember a few rules.
If early voting totals are any indication, Election Day is going to be busy.
At the close of early voting Friday, 31,602, or 46.4 percent, of the county’s 68,088 registered voters had cast their ballots early.
For those who did not, Election Day polling places open Tuesday at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.
Because it is a presidential election year, voters should expect a wait, especially if they are casting their ballot before or after work, or during the lunch hour, said Kathryn Nealy, Gregg County elections administrator.
Though cell phones can be taken into polling places, they must be turned off.
“I always tell everybody to ‘Take your voter card, not your cell phone,’” Nealy said.
Voters are required to bring their voter registration cards. Anyone who does not have a yellow-colored voter registration card, but is a registered voter, can submit a driver’s license or another form of identification.
Nealy said the main thing to remember is where to go vote.
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