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Early Voting Underway For Nov. 5 Election

Early voting is underway with voters casting ballots for a special Teague city election running in conjunction with the regular November uniform election on the Constitutional Amendments. Early voting began for registered voters on Monday, October 21st and will run until November 1st. The regular election will be held on November 5, 2013.

The City of Teague special election is being held to fill the unexpired terms of Alderman Place 1 and Alderman Place 3 on the Teague City Council. The special election was called by Council members while meeting in regular session last July.

Throwing their hats in the ring for the two positions left vacant by David Huffman and Garlan Steed are Greg Johnson and Rick Harris facing off for Place 1 and Marie Hertenberger is running uncontested for the Place 3 position. Hertenberger and the November 5th Place 1 election winner will hold short terms in office as their positions come up for re-election in May of 2014.

Current City Council members are Ron Rasbeary, Place 2; Chris Nickleberry, Place 4; and Marilyn Michaud, Place 5.

Early voting in Teague will continue at City Hall on Saturday, October 26th, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Tuesday, October 29th, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Wednesday, October 30th, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Voting for Pct. 5 and Pct. 9 in the regular election will be held on November 5, 2013. Voters in Precinct 5 will go to First Baptist Church Family Life Center, 209 N. 6th Avenue, to cast their ballots. The Church of Christ, 1001 N. 8th Avenue will host voting for Precinct 9. Both polling places will be open for voting from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Voters age 65 and older or voters with a disability may vote by mail for any election.

The new photo ID requirements will be in effect for the first time in this election. If you are voting in person you will need an acceptable form of identification. Acceptable IDs include: Texas driver?s license ? unexpired or expired less than 60 days; Texas personal identification card ? unexpired or expired less than 60 days; U.S. passport book or card ? unexpired or expired less than 60 days; Texas concealed handgun license ? unexpired or expired less than 60 days; U.S. Military identification with photo ? unexpired or expired less than 60 days; U.S. Citizenship Certificate or Certificate of naturalization with photo; or Election Identification Certificate, available at any DPS driver?s license office.

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