Monday is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 3 election

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Monday, Oct. 5, is the voter registration deadline for the Nov. 3 election.

Crockett County Residents can register to vote at the Crockett County Tax Office located in the courthouse annex or visit votetexas.gov to check their voter registration status and update information, such as change of address.

Voter registration application can also be printed out by visiting https://vrapp.sos. state.tx.us/index.asp.

Completed voter registration applications must be postmarked by Oct. 5 in order to be accepted.

“An active and engaged citizenry plays an essential role in ensuring the continued well-being of our democracy,” said Texas Secretary of State Ruth R. Hughs. “Ahead of the November election, I encourage all eligible Texans who have not already done so to register to vote by Oct. 5 so that they can help shape the future of the Lone Star State.”

For more information on voter registration, call the Crockett County Tax Office at (325) 392-2674.

Voting information

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Texas has expanded its early voting period by an additional week starting Oct. 13 and ending Oct. 30. Early voting in Crockett County will be held at the Crockett County Fair Park Convention Center.

The last day to apply for a ballot by mail is Oct. 23. The deadline for mail-in ballots to be returned to the county is Nov. 3.

Applications can be dropped off in person at the Crockett County Clerk’s Office before the start of early voting, or mailed applications must be received by the clerk’s office by Oct. 23.

The deadline for mail-in ballots to be returned to the county is Nov. 3. If they’re postmarked by 7 p.m. that day, they’ll be counted if they’re received by the county on Nov. 4 by 5 p.m. The U.S. Postal Service rec

The U.S. Postal Service recommends that Texans ask for mail-in ballots no later than 15 days ahead of that due date and that they drop completed ballots in the mail a week before the deadline.

For this election, absentee ballots can also be delivered to the county clerk’s office in person with a valid form of ID as soon as they’re completed and before the close of voting on Election Day.

Completed ballots from military or overseas voters are accepted if they’re received by Nov. 9.

Anyone that has been diagnosed with COVID-19, or are exhibiting symptoms, consider requesting an emergency mail-in ballot.

Emergency mail-in ballots can be requested in person or after the third day before the election and until 5 p.m. on Nov. 3.

To qualify, the person must have a certified doctor’s note. The ballot must be returned by 7 p.m. on Nov. 3 to be counted.

Curbside voting is also available.

For more information, call the Crockett County Clerk’s Office at (325) 392-2022.

Who’s on the ballot

Locally, Chip Magee and Antonio Alejandro III are facing each other for Crockett County Sheriff. Magee is running as the Democratic candidate and Alejandro is running as the Republican candidate.

Also, for Crockett County CCSD School Board in District 6, Mario Mendoza, Jody Moore and Josh Smith are all vying for that spot.

Along with the Presidential Election, other federal and state races on the ballot:

U.S. Senate - John Cornyn, Republican (Incumbent); Mary “MJ” Hegar, Democrat; Kerry McKennon, Libertarian; David Collins, Green Party.

U.S. House District 23 - Tony Gonzales, Republican; Gina Ortiz Jones, Democrat; Beto Villela, Libertarian.

Texas Senate District 19 - Pete Flores, Republican (Incumbent); Roland Gutierrez, Democrat; Jo-Anne Valdivia, Libertarian

Texas House District 53 - Andrew S. Murr, Republican (Incumbent); Joe P. Herrera, Democrat

For more information, visit votetexas.gov.

Crockett County Residents can register to vote at the Crockett County Tax Office in the courthouse annex or visit votetexas.gov