Polls are open for early voting for the Nov. 5 election. Voters can cast ballots from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday until Oct. 30 and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.
Johnson County voters can cast ballots during those hours at any early voting location in the county.
The locations are the Elections Administrator’s Office, 103 S. Walnut St. in Cleburne; Room No. 104 in the Johnson County Sub-Courthouse, 247 Elk Drive in Burleson; Precinct 3 Maintenance Facility at 10420 E. FM Road 917 in Alvarado; and Precinct 4 Maintenance Facility at 4300 E. FM 4 in Cleburne.
Voters on Election Day, Nov. 5, will need to go to the polling place for their specific voting precinct. Voting precinct maps, a sample ballot and information on the nine proposed constitutional amendments are available at the Johnson County Elections Office website at www.JohnsonCountyElections.com.
Voters also are reminded that a new state law is now in effect requiring voters to show photo ID when they cast ballots.
The only acceptable photo IDs are a valid Texas driver’s license, a personal identification card issued by the state, a Texas concealed handgun license, an Election Identification Certificate, a U.S. passport, a military identification card or a citizenship certificate or naturalization certificate with a photograph. Student IDs are not accepted.
Individuals without another accepted form of photo ID can get a free Election Identification Certificate through any Texas Department of Public Safety office. Visit the Texas Secretary of State’s website for more information.
Keene has several city council and school board seats up for election on Nov. 5. They include:
Council Member Ward I, Place I
Council Member Ward II, Place I
Council Member Ward III, Place I
Keene ISD at-large seats
Incumbent Judy Miles
Incumbent Mary Ann Hodges
Incumbent Geri Montgomery
Incumbent Sheri Hadley
Edgardo Perez Sr.
Keene ISD also has a two-year term that was vacated when Carmen Curubo resigned. Gary Heinrich took her seat and is running for re-election. His opponents include Evamari Erazo and Michael Nightingale.