Voting tips to save you time and headaches


by SHELTON GREEN / KVUE News and photojournalist DATHAN HULL

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Posted on November 5, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 6 at 8:34 AM

AUSTIN --  About 37 percent of registered voters in Travis County turned out in full force last week to cast their ballots early. The number of early voters is a little lower than in 2008.

Those who missed out plan to vote Tuesday, and will find the sooner they get to the polls the better. 

Dana De Beauvoir, the Travis County Clerk, told KVUE News Monday night that mid-morning Tuesday, Nov. 6 could be the best time to go through the voting process. It should take about 30 minutes. 

For those arriving at 5 p.m. or later, it could be a different story. 

De Beauvoir also suggests using a polling place on your normal route. 

“All of the Election Day polling places that we've used in the past as well as the early voting  locations are going to be open and serving as vote centers all Election Day and, of course, the polling places are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.,” De Beauvoir said. 

As far as I.D., don’t worry about not having your Voter Registration Card. Any legitimate picture I.D. should suffice. 

One of the most important things to remember, said De Beauvoir, is to double check your ballot after voting. 

“Once you finish voting your ballot and you're in the voting booth, be sure and check your ballot summary page before you leave. Very important that you actually mark the choices you intended,” De Beauvoir said. 

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