Everything to know about early voting

Autumn Owens aowens@empiretribune.com Twitter @aowensETnews

The Nov. 8 Election is coming up quick and, as many of you know, early voting will kick off Monday, Oct. 24 - Friday, Nov. 4.

“I am expecting a very big turnout,” Erath County Clerk Gwinda Jones said,

The general election ballot will include the president and vice-president candidates, U.S. representatives, justices of the Supreme Court and more.

Dublin ISD will also hold its $10.8 million bond election and Huckabay, Lingleville and Santo ISDs will have board of trustee elections.

“The Dublin bond will be on all Dublin ISD voters ballots and any voter in a school district having a trustee election will have that at the bottom of their ballot,” Jones said.

The Dublin ISD bond will focus on improvements for students, safety and the community - specifically going toward district-wide security, elementary security renovations and multi-purpose facility, Memorial Field renovations and park project, tennis courts, Band Hall renovations, an eight-lane track and a football field.

Early voting locations and times are as follows:

Erath County Courthouse:

Oct. 24-28: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 30: 1-4 p.m.

Oct. 31-Nov. 4: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Dublin County Annex: 

Oct. 24-28: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Oct. 31-Nov. 4: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Those wishing to vote are required to bring one of the following forms of identification:

  • Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
  • Texas personal identification card issued by DPS
  • Texas license to carry a handgun issued by DPS
  • United States military identification card containing your photograph
  • United States citizenship certificate containing your photograph
  • United States passport

If you do not have one of the above forms of ID, contact Jones and she can assist.

Mail ballots can be requested by calling 254-965-1444 or sending a request to County Clerk, 100 W. Washington St., Stephenville, Texas, 76041. Requests must be received by Friday, Oct. 28.

More information can be found by visiting the county’s website at co.erath.tx.us.