Monday is the deadline to register to vote for the November elections | Region

Residents will need to ensure they are registered to vote by Monday if they plan to participate in the November 2 election.

Local and state issues will be on the ballot this year, including eight proposed state constitutional amendments and local school district obligations.

Matthew Dutton, voting administrator for Bell County, said that while the ballots will vary depending on a person’s polling station, they will still be able to vote anywhere in the county.

With these county-wide polling stations, Dutton said that “… when it comes to polling sites, we don’t start from the precinct, we start from a polling center.”

The state’s main issue for voters across the board is the proposed constitutional amendments, which deal with topics covering a range of issues from charity raffles at rodeos to visiting rights for caregivers.

In addition to state elections, voters in certain areas of the county will have other decisions to make.

These local elections include a liquor election in the Justice of the Peace 3 constituency, bond elections for the independent school districts of Temple and Bartlett, a board election for Gatesville ISD, and tax ratification elections. for Troy and Nolanville.

This year’s election is scheduled to take place on November 2, with an early voting period of two weeks before polling day.

Early voting will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from October 18 to October 22 and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. from October 25 to 29. The county will also be offering an early poll from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on October 23. and from noon to 5 p.m. on October 24.

The county will have six early polls. This is the Bell County Annex, 550 E. Second Ave. in Belton; the temple annex, 205 E. Central Ave .; the Killeen Annex, 307 Priest Drive in Killeen; Killeen Community Center, 2201 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd .; the Salado Civic Center, 601 N. Main St. in Salado; and the Harker Heights Parks and Recreation Building, 307 Millers Crossing in Harker Heights.

County Judge David Blackburn said mail-in ballots should be sent to the Bell County Election Administration Office, 550 E. Second Ave. in Belton, and be received by 4:45 p.m. on October 22.

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