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Early voting ends today

by | Feb 28, 2020 | Latest

Murphy voters have a few hours left to participate in early voting for the March 3 primary.

Early voting will end at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28. Ballots will be split into Democratic and Republican primaries, featuring races from presidential nominees all the way to county constables.

In Murphy, polls are located at Murphy Community Center, 205 N. Murphy Road. Other nearby sites are Smith Public Library, 300 Country Club Road in Wylie, and Parker City Hall, 5700 E. Parker Road.

Even though President Donald Trump is the heavy favorite to win the Republican nomination, he faces six challengers on Texas ballots. The most well known of those challengers is former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld.

Democratic ballots feature 17 candidates for the presidential nomination, although several of those have already dropped out of the contest.

Ballots for each political party include a list of non-binding propositions used to gauge voter opinions on a number of issues.

Voters must be at least 18 years of age and show an acceptable form of photographic identification at the polling place. Acceptable forms of identification are a Texas Driver License, Texas Election Identification Certification issued by the Department of Public Safety, Texas Personal Identification Card issued by the DPS, Texas Handgun License, U.S. Military Identification Care, U.S. Citizenship Certificate, or U.S. Passport.

If a voter does not possess one of the forms of acceptable photo identification listed above, and the voter cannot reasonably obtain such identification, the voter may execute a Reasonable Impediment Declaration and present a copy or original government document that shows the voter’s name and address, including the voter’s voter registration certificate; current utility bill; bank statement; government check; paycheck; or a U.S. or state birth certificate.

 

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