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2/16/10

Early voting kicked off Tuesday

By Katie Bauer - bio | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Lubbock voters got their first chance to vote on Tuesday in what some are calling an historic election.  As of Tuesday afternoon, more than 1100 people had already voted.

What's at stake? In Lubbock County alone, there are eight contested races. Those races include county judge, two state representative seats, two district judges, and county commissioner.

The signs are set and hope to grab your attention, as the first day of early voting in the March primary kicked off Tuesday. Registered voters will decide whether to vote in the Republican or Democratic primaries.

"You would stay with that party through the April runoff if there is one and then you are clear and you can go and vote however you want to in November," said Dorothy Kennedy Lubbock County Elections Office.

Before you head to the polls, the Lubbock County Elections Office says make sure to do your homework, so you make the best informed decision, but you can put your pencils down, because KCBD.com is here to help.

Everything you need to know about the March Primary can be found on our website. All you have to do is go to www.kcbd.com and click on the Decision 2010 icon for complete election coverage.

Here you will find, all the candidates that are running in the March Primary.  The top races- complete with pictures, biographies, and videos. If you scroll down to the bottom of the page, there is a link for a complete look of all the items on the March 2010 ballot, including voting days, and KCBD.com's upcoming live forums.

The election's office encourages voters to cast a ballot early, because you can pick from any location. If you wait till March 2nd, you must vote at your precinct location.

"But you also want to consider the weather, that we've been having this winter, so you really want to watch the weather forecast and plan your voting accordingly," said Kennedy.

Make sure to bring your blue voter registration card or some form of identification.

For a polling location near you text your zip code to 75044.

For polling locations and hours click here: http://www.co.lubbock.tx.us/Elec%20Admin/polling.html

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