Early voting begins Monday for Nov. 6 election
By Michael Wright, Managing Editor
Oct 16, 2012, 16:24
Election day is just over three weeks away and early voting in the upcoming presidential election begins Monday.
According to information provided by County Clerk Brenda McKanna, two weeks of early voting kicks off Monday, Oct. 22 when the polls open at 8:30 a.m. The polls will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday during the weeks of Oct. 22 and Oct. 29. Extended poll hours will take place on Thursdays (Oct. 25 and Nov. 1) with polls open from 8:30 a.m. until 7 p.m.
It should be noted that all early voting in person takes place at the 1st Street Annex, 310 E. 1st, in Dumas.
Applications are still being accepted for applications to vote by mail. Oct. 30 is the last day to receive an application for a ballot to be voted by mail.
McKanna says the reasons for voting by mail include:
• 65 years of age or older;
• Expected absence from the county; or
• Confinement in jail
Election day is Nov. 6, 2012. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
See the Oct. 18 print edition for a list of polling places on Nov. 6 and for a sample ballot.