Early voting starts Oct. 21 for state and Highland Lakes

FROM STAFF REPORTS

BURNET — While the Nov. 5 general election doesn’t feature any “premier” races such as those for president or governor, it still contains issues that impact state and local residents including a major Texas water fund initiative to bonds for a Marble Falls aquatics center.

For people interested in getting a jump on the general election, early voting runs Oct. 21-Nov. 1.

In Burnet County, early voting sites are the Burnet County Courthouse, 220 S. Pierce St. in Burnet, and the Marble Falls Courthouse Annex, 810 Steve Hawkins Parkway in Marble Falls.

Early voting hours for those two locations are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. each weekday with the exception of Thursday, when the hours are 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

In Llano County, residents can vote early at the Llano County Library, 102 E. Haynie St. in Llano, the Horseshoe Bay Property Owners Association, 107 Twilight Drive in Horseshoe Bay, and the Kingsland Branch Library, 125 W. Polk St. in Kingsland.

Voters have a variety of issues before them on the ballots. All Texans have a chance to let state leaders know what direction they want them to take on a series of constitutional amendments. There are nine propositions on the ballot for constitutional amendments.

A list of amendments can be found at the Burnet County and Llano County elections administrators’ websites, www.burnetcountytexas.gov and www.co.llano.tx.us. Voters need to look under the elections administrator’s links on the websites.

In Horseshoe Bay, voters have a city council election on the ballot.

Marble Falls Independent School District residents have a bond proposition on the ballot.

And city of Marble Falls residents have two bond propositions before them.

Voters in three parts of Burnet County also face decisions involving the emergency services districts Nos. 8, 9 and 10. Residents in Nos. 9 and 10 are being asked to create the districts while residents in No. 8 are being asked to create a local sales and use tax.

For exact wording, go to the Burnet County elections administrator’s website.

Voters also are reminded that state law now requires an approved form of photo identification when voting. These include a Texas driver’s license, a Texas Election Identification Certificate, a Texas concealed handgun license, a U.S. military identification card, a U.S. citizenship certificate or a U.S. passport.

Contact the county elections administrator’s office for more information on the new photo identification requirements.

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