The last day to register to vote in the Nov. 3 Constitutional Amendment Election is Oct. 5.
Early voting by personal appearance will be conducted at the Bee County Courthouse, Room 110, beginning Monday, Oct. 19, through Friday, Oct. 30, during the county clerk’s regular business hours from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m.
Additionally, the county clerk is extending the early voting hours to include the noon hour from noon to 1 p.m.
Applications for ballots by mail are available in the county clerk’s office for those voters eligible to vote by mail.
Bee County residents eligible to vote by mail include those 65 years or older, voters with disabilities, confined in jail, college students and those who will be absent from the county during the early voting period and on election day.
For the latter, the early voting ballot must be mailed to an address outside Bee County.
Informal applications will be honored, provided the required information is furnished; voter’s name, address where registered to vote, address where ballot is to be sent, reason for voting by mail, the voter’s registration certificate number and precinct number. Failure to furnish the voter registration and precinct number does not invalidate the application.
Applications for ballots by mail must be mailed to Mirella Escamilla Davis, Early Voting Clerk, 105 W. Corpus Christi St. #108, Beeville, Texas 78102, not later than Oct. 27.
Mail voters are encouraged to mail in their applications as early as possible and to return their marked ballots promptly and not later than Nov. 3.
For additional information concerning early voting, contact the county clerk’s office at 362-3245.
For voter registration information, contact the voter registrar at 362-3250.
Read the complete text of all 11 proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution on Page 6A in the Wednesday, Sept. 16, edition of the Bee-Picayune or online at www.mySouTex.com.