SOUTHEAST TEXAS - by Scott Lawrence - Nearly 68,000 people voted in Jefferson County following 12 days of early voting for the November 6 election.
Early voting began Monday, October 22 and ended Friday, November 2.
67,925 people voted early. That includes 64,806 in person and 3,119 through mail-in ballots. 7,219 people voted Friday, the largest turnout of any day during early voting.
Rogers Park was the busiest location with 15,185 people casting ballots.
20,097 had voted early in Orange County by the end of early voting Friday.
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This week early voting locations remain open from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday-Friday in Jefferson County.
Early voting began Monday and runs through November 2 in Texas. The election is November 6.
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More than 14,000 people have cast ballots during early voting in Orange County.
In addition to the race between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, Southeast Texans are voting in county, state and congressional races.
In Lumberton, an alcoholic beverage referendum is on the ballot. A $22 million school bond election is on the ballot in the Hardin-Jefferson ISD.
In Jefferson County, early voting is taking place from:
*8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, October 22-26
*7 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, October 27
*12 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, October 28
*7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, October 29-November 2
*Jefferson County Courthouse-1001 Pearl Street in Beaumont
*Port Arthur Sub-Courthouse-525 Lakeshore Drive in Port Arthur \
*Rogers Park Recreation Center-6540 Gladys in Beaumont
*Port Arthur Public Library-4615 Ninth Avenue in Port Arthur
*Theodore Johns Library-4255 Fannett Road in Beaumont
*North End Community Center-3580 East Lucas in Beaumont
*Nederland Recreation Center-2301 Avenue H. in Nederland
*Groves Recreation Center-6150 39th Street in Groves
*Effie and Wilton Hebert Library-2025 Merriman Street in Port Neches
*Jefferson County J.P. Precinct 4-19217 FM 365 Jefferson County
***Special days and hours for:
*Jefferson County Precinct 1 Service Center-1201 W. Highway 90 in China (Oct. 27-7 a.m.-7 p.m., Oct. 28-12 p.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 29-Nov. 2-7 a.m.-7 p.m.)
*Queen of Vietnam Church-St. Joseph Hall-801 9th Avenue in Port Arthur (Oct. 28-9 a.m.-2 p.m.)
Call the Jefferson County Clerk's Office at (409) 835-8475 in Beaumont or (409) 983-8340 in Port Arthur for more information
Early voting times and locations in Orange County:
Oct 22 - Oct 27, 2012 (Mon - Sat) 8:00 - 5:00
Oct 29 - Nov 2, 2012 (Mon - Fri) 8:00 - 5:00
Orange Public Library-220 N 5th Street - Orange
Bridge City Public Works Blg-220 Nitsche - Bridge City
First Baptist Church (Mauriceville)-11540 Hwy 12 - Mauriceville
Raymond Gould Community Center-385 Claiborne - Vidor
Call Orange County Elections Administration at (409) 882-7973 for more information.
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AUSTIN, Texas - From Texas Secretary of State -
Texas Secretary of State Hope Andrade is reminding Texas voters Early Voting for the November 6 General Election begins Monday, October 22 and continues through Friday, November 2.
Election Day is Tuesday, November 6.
"Early voting allows you to vote when and where it's most convenient for you in your county of residence. It's easy and flexible," said Secretary Andrade. "I urge Texans to visit www.VoteTexas.gov to find out when, where and how they can vote. It's a one-stop resource for questions regarding the voting process in Texas."
Voters should contact their local elections office to locate the polling place nearest or most convenient for them. Or, they can use the links at www.votetexas.gov.
Polling place times will vary from county to county. Additionally, photo identification as required in Senate Bill 14 will not be required in early voting or on Election Day.
To cast a ballot during early voting or on Election Day, voters should present their voter registration card or in lieu of a voter registration card, at least one of the following:
*A driver's license or personal identification card issued to you by the Texas Department of Public Safety. You may also bring a similar document issued to you by an agency of another state, even if the license or card has expired;
*A form of identification that contains your photograph and establishes your identity;
*A birth certificate or other document confirming birth that is admissible in a court of law and establishes the person's identity;
*Your United States citizenship papers; *Your United States passport;
*Official mail addressed to you by a governmental entity; or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and address.
For more information on the voting process in Texas, please visit www.votetexas.gov