First day of early voting kicks off - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/27/09

First day of early voting kicks off

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Everyone has different reasons for getting out and voting early. "I don't want to stand in line on Election Day," said one early voter.   "We are going to early vote this time because we are going to make a trip during the election," said Faye Wallace an early voter on Monday.  

But one common issue has people heading to the polls, the alcohol issue. Lubbock County Elections Administrator Dorothy Kennedy says early voting runs from 8:00am to  8:00pm every day, except Sunday when it is 1:00pm to 6:00pm, through May 5th, and election day is May 9th.

"If you don't have your voter certificate, the orange card, make sure you take some sort of id like a drivers license or a DPS ID card, or a current bank statement or a current bank bill that will help identify you those things process you through the lines," said Kennedy.   

In Lubbock you can vote at the Office of Elections on 13th and Crickets Avenue, the Texas Tech Recreational Center, or any United Supermarket except the Market Street location at 50th and Indiana.

"It's important for everyone to vote, everyone needs to have a voice in this government or any other thing we are doing," said Wallace.

No matter what your opinion for this election, it seems one issue is the obvious forerunner."Alcohol is a large draw that have opinions one way or another about it and want to get it expressed early during early voting, but there are other issues on the ballot that are very important too," said Kennedy.

Lubbock County Liquor Sales Map
Liquor by the drink boundary and packaged liquor sales map for Lubbock County. (You will need Adobe Acrobat to open this file)

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