VOTE TOMORROW: Election Day is Tuesday with polls opening at 7 a.m.! Check out ozonastockman.com to see where you can cast your ballot!

Election Day voting will be from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Local polls are: Precinct 1 - Crockett County Courthouse Annex; Precinct 2 - Crockett County Senior Center; Precinct 3 - Crockett County Civic Center and Precinct 4 - Ozona Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center. 

    Local contested races on the Nov. 6 ballot include: 
    • Crockett County Commissioner, Precinct 2 between G.L. Bunger and Slate Williams. 
    • Crockett County Commissioner, Precinct 4 between Michael Medina Jr. and Rudy Martinez. 
    

The Crockett County CCSD is also asking voters for a bond election that will move funding from the district’s Qualified School Construction Bond loan from the maintenance and operation budget to the interest and sinking budget in order to pay off the loan faster, and not subject the loan payment to recapture under the Robin Hood plan. 
    If approved by voters, it would add $231,000 a year to the maintenance and operations budget, save taxpayers $446,511 in interest and there is no tax increase to the taxpayers of Crockett County, said Superintendent Raul Chavarria.    
    A vote for the bond would allow the district to move the money. A vote against the bond would keep the money where it is in the M&O budget. 
    

State races include:
    • State Representative, District 53 between incumbent Andrew Murr and Stephanie Lochte Ertel. 
    

Federal races include:
    • U.S. Senator’s race between incumbent Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat challenger Beto O’Rourke. Also included in that race is Libertarian Neal M. Dikeman. 
• U.S. Representative, District 23 between Republican incumbent Will Hurd, Democrat Gina Ortiz Jones and Libertarian Ruben Corvalan. 
    

The Texas Secretary of State’s Office reminds Texas voters who possess one of the seven approved forms of photo ID that they must present that ID at the polls. Voters who do not possess and cannot reasonably obtain one of the seven forms of approved photo ID may execute a Reasonable Impediment Declaration form, available to them at each polling location, and provide a supporting form of identification. Additionally, certain voters may qualify for certain exemptions to presenting an acceptable form of photo identification or following the Reasonable Impediment Declaration procedure.  
     The seven forms of approved photo ID are:
    • Texas Driver License issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS); 
    • Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS; 
    • Texas Personal Identification Card issued by DPS; 
    • Texas Handgun License issued by DPS;
    • United States Military Identification Card containing the person’s photograph; 
    • United States Citizenship Certificate containing the person’s photograph; and 
    • United States Passport (book or card)
    With the exception of the U.S. Citizenship Certificate, which does not expire, the acceptable photo ID must be current or, for voters aged 18-69, have expired no more than four years before being presented for voter qualification at the polling place. A voter 70 years of age or older may use a form of acceptable photo ID listed above that has expired for any length of time if the identification is otherwise valid.
     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 fill out a Reasonable Impediment Declaration form, which will be available at each polling location, and present a copy or original of one of the following supporting forms of identification:
    • a government document that shows the voter’s name and an address, including the voter’s voter registration certificate; 
    • a current utility bill; 
    • a bank statement; 
    • a government check; 
    • a paycheck; 
    • a certified domestic (from a U.S. state or territory) birth certificate; or 
    • a document confirming birth admissible in a court of law which establishes the voter’s identity (which may include a foreign birth document)
    The address on an acceptable form of photo identification or a supporting form of identification, if applicable, does not have to match the voter’s address on the list of registered voters.
     If a voter meets these requirements and is otherwise eligible to vote, the voter will be able to cast a regular ballot in the election.
     Voters with a disability may apply with the county voter registrar for a permanent exemption to presenting an acceptable form of photo identification or following the Reasonable Impediment Declaration procedure at the polls. Voters with a religious objection to being photographed or voters who do not present an acceptable form of photo identification or follow the Reasonable Impediment Declaration procedure at the polls because of certain natural disasters may apply for a temporary exemption to presenting an acceptable form of photo identification or following the Reasonable Impediment Declaration procedure. 
    For more details, voters may contact their county voter registrar.
     Voters with questions about how to cast a ballot in upcoming elections can call 1-800-252-VOTE or visit votetexas.org. 

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