The City of Early will have one polling place Saturday.
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Saturday at the Early Lions Club, located on the Zephyr highway.
City of Early voters who did not vote early and choose to vote on election day, Saturday, will be issued two ballots — one for the state legislative amendment and one for the local city council election — but there is only one polling place.
The local election is to choose two city council members from a pool of four. The four are, in ballot order, David Gray, Norman E. Reich, Janice Bush and Oscar Hurtado. No contested races developed for Early Mayor Bob Mangrum, or for incumbents serving on the board of the Early Independent School District.
Voters may vote for one, none or two candidates in the council race said Brown County Elections Administrator Suzy Young.
Also, voters will be able to cast ballots on a constitutional amendment. Earlier, during the current legislative session, the Texas Legislature ordered a constitutional amendment election to see if voters will extend to senior citizens and the disabled the public school homestead ad valorem tax limits granted to other property owners last year.
Early voting concluded at 7 p.m. Tuesday, and early Early voters who wanted to vote in the council race and on the legislative amendment were required to go to two different locations. At city hall, where early voters cast ballots in the council election, 29 had voted by late afternoon Tuesday.
Young said throughout the county, as well as the state, voters may face some delays because of a statewide voter database glitch.
“Basically, the system is extremely slow,” Young said, “and many newly registered voters aren’t on the lists. We will do what we can to prevent delays, and we’ll use old lists if we need to. We’re going to do our best, because I don’t feel it’s right to make voters wait.”
The lists generated by the system are used by election judges to determine who is eligible to vote, and in what ward or precinct.
Voters whose names are not listed may be able to vote provisionally, and their ballots will be counted after their registration is confirmed.