Early Voters began to stream into the Lampasas County Elections Office at 407 S. Pecan Street at 8am. You can vote there until 5pm this afternoon and those 8 to5 hours are good until Nov. 2nd, except for Tuesdays, when the Elections Office will be open extra hours from 7am to 7pm.
Be sure to bring your driver license and voter registration cards if you have them. Even if you don’t have them but you have other forms of ID, you may be able to vote if you are sure you’re registered. Personnel at the Elections Office can even allow you to cast a provisional vote if needed.
On the ballot are 20 contested races for state and U.S. congressional seats and 7 uncontested Lampasas County seats that are all running as Republicans. For those who live in Lampasas Co., but in the city limits of Copperas Cove, there are additional votes for city officials, for the Mayor and two council seats, also for local proposition.
If you’re a first-time voter, just know that you may stand in a short line, then show your Id, etc. and get a piece of paper with a number on it, go to one of the private voting booths with computers, read the directions on the screen, spin the wheels, press the buttons and you’re out. If you get stuck, just ask for help.
Voting is easy, and it’s important… to you, to all of us.
The Texas Tribune’s Ross Ramsey put it this way, “If you don’t vote, you don’t matter to the elected class. He said, “You want politicians to do their jobs, so do yours.”