Early voting begins Feb. 16 for March 1 primary election


From today through Feb. 26, registered voters with an acceptable form of photo identification may cast their ballot in person during early voting for the March 1 primary election.

Registered voters may also vote early by mail if the voter is: away from his or her county on election day and during early voting, sick or disabled, age 65 or older, or incarcerated.

The last day to submit an application for ballot by mail is Feb. 19.

The ballot for the March 1 primary election includes 13 Republican candidates and 8 Democratic candidates for president of the United States.

Primary election ballots will differ depending on the voter’s county. In Travis County, local elections on the ballot include the District 47 state representative, District 49 state representative and sheriff. The Hays County ballot has races for Precinct 3 county commissioner and various county constable positions. In Williamson County, the District 31 U.S. representative, sheriff and Precinct 1 county commissioner are on the ballot.

Go to www.votetexas.gov/voting/where/ to find a voting location.

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Joe Basco is the reporter for the Southwest Austin area. He joined the Community Impact team in May 2015. Joe was born and raised in Jacksonville, Fla., but lived in Midland for two years and reported for the Midland Reporter-Telegram before arriving in Austin.
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