Early voting in Texas begins today

VIDEO: Early voting begins in Texas today

AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - Early voting for eligible Texas voters begins today.

Voters across the state will have the chance to cast ballots in county, local and political subdivision elections.

“Starting next week, Texas voters will have the opportunity to make their voices heard by voting on candidates and measures that will directly affect the governance of their cities, towns, school districts, and other localities,” said Texas Secretary of State Ruth R. Hughs.

Mail in ballot applications must be received by the early voting clerk by Tuesday, April 20.

One major change to this year’s election cycle is the inability to drop off mail in ballots during early voting.

Election Day, May 1, is the only day walk-in mail in ballots will be received.

“In the fall a person who got ballot by mail was able to walk it into the Santa Fe building during early voting. You cannot do that anymore, that was only allowed during the November election,” said Melynn Huntley, Potter County election administrator. “You either would need to mail your ballot or surrender it at a polling place and vote in person if you chose to. Another thing you can do, if all else fails, you can walk the ballot in May 1.”

Election officials are also reminding the public about limited ballots, which are only available during early voting.

Limited ballots allows those to vote who have moved, but they can only vote on races that both Potter County and Randall County have in common.

“You can vote on all races that both counties have in common,” explained Shannon Lackey, Randall County election administrator. “If you were in Potter and you were in AISD, City of Amarillo and Amarillo College, but you moved to Randall and now you’re in City of Amarillo, CISD and Amarillo College, you would only vote on the city and Amarillo College. You would only vote on the races the cities have in common.”

As of April, there are more than 16 million registered voters in Texas.

Early voting will end on Tuesday, April 27.

Visit the state’s voting website to learn more about casting a ballot in Texas.

Potter County Early Voting Locations:

Santa Fe Building Ticket Office

900 S. Polk St, first floor

Mon-Fri, April 19-23 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Mon-Tues, April 26-27 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

If you have recently moved to Potter County and need to vote a Limited Ballot, plan to vote early at the Santa Fe Building.

Potter County Fire Station #1

17600 Indian Hill Rd.

Amarillo, TX 79124 (Bushland)

Casey Carpet One

3500 I-40 West Frontage Rd, main entrance

United Amigos, 3300 E. I-40

Hillside Christian Church

600 Tascosa Road, foyer

Cornerstone Outreach

1111 N. Buchanan, Fellowship Room

Mon-Fri, April 19-23 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Mon-Tues, April 26-27 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Randall County Early Voting Locations:

Randall County Election Administration Office

1604 5th Ave

Canyon, TX 79015

April 19, 2021 - April 23, 2021 (Monday-Friday) 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

April 26 and April 27, 2021 (Monday & Tuesday) 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Randall County Annex

4320 S. Western

Amarillo, TX 79110

April 19, 2021 – April 23, 2021 (Monday-Friday) 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

April 26 and April 27, 2021 (Monday & Tuesday) 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Southwest Branch Library

6801 W. 45th Ave

Amarillo, TX 79109

April 19, 2021 – April 23, 2021 (Monday-Friday) 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

April 26 and April 27, 2021 (Monday & Tuesday) 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Comanche Trail Church of Christ

2700 E. 34th

Amarillo, TX 79103

April 19, 2021 – April 23, 2021 (Monday-Friday) 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

April 26 and April 27, 2021 (Monday & Tuesday) 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Randall County Justice Center

2309 Russell Long Blvd

Canyon TX, 79015

April 19, 2021 – April 23, 2021 (Monday-Friday) 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

April 26 and April 27, 2021 (Monday & Tuesday) 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

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