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Early voting by mail has begun for the upcoming November 2 election.  According to Moore County Clerk Brenda McKanna, residents wishing to vote by mail and who meet the criteria established by state law can now submit an application to receive a ballot to the clerk's office in the Moore County Courthouse.  The last day to request a ballot is October 22, 2021.

Voters in Moore County will be deciding on eight amendments to the Texas constitution dealing with a variety of issues, such as raffles at rodeos, exemptions from property taxes, the rights of nursing home residents, and qualifications for state judges and justices.  One amendment  allows counties and other entities to issue bonds, paid back with increases in property tax revenue, to redevelop blighted areas.  Another amendment prohibits the state, county, or any other government entity from limiting or prohibiting religious services.

Residents of Double Diamond Estates in Fritch will be voting on the amendments and also on a $5,000,000 bond measure for the Sanford-Fritch Independent School District that will be used to pay for school facilities and buses.

The only people allowed to vote by mail are those who will be away from Moore County on election day or during in-person early voting, those sick or disabled, age 65 or older on election day, and/or those confined to jail, but who are otherwise eligible to vote.

To receive an application, a voter must call the county clerk's office at either 806-935-2009 or 806-935-6164.  Applications should then be mailed to Brenda McKanna, Moore County Clerk, 715 Dumas Ave., Room 107, Dumas, Texas 79029.

Early voting in person begins October18 and lasts through October 29, 2021.  Voters may cast their ballot at either the Sunray City Hall at 415 Main Street or the First Street Annex at 301 E. 1st. Street in Dumas.  Polls will be open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Thursday between October 18 and October 28 and from 8:00 am until 12:30 pm on Friday, October 22 and 29.

On election day, voters from precincts 101, 201, 202, 203, and 301 will vote in the First Street Annex in Dumas, and those from precincts 401and 402 will cast their ballots in the Sunray City Hall.  Polls will be open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm on election day.  Photo identification is required.

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