Early voting begins Monday, October 24, 2016, at polling locations across Smith County.
There are five early voting locations in Tyler, Noonday, Whitehouse and Lindale, as well as three temporary branches for early voting in Whitehouse and Overton.
Smith County voters can cast their ballot at any of the polling sites.
- October 24-28, from8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- October 29, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- October 30, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- October 31 through November 4, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS
R.B. Hubbard Center, “The Hub:” 304 E. Ferguson St., Tyler, TX, 75702
Heritage Building: 1900 Bellwood Road, Tyler, TX, 75701
Noonday Community Center, 16662 County Road 196, Tyler, TX 75703
Lillie Russell Memorial Library: 200 E. Hubbard St., Lindale, TX 75771
Whitehouse Municipal Court: 311 E. Main St., Whitehouse, TX 75791
TEMPORARY BRANCH EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS
Whitehouse Wildcat Stadium, 106 Wildcat Drive, Whitehouse: 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on October 25 and 27; and 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on October 28.
Brown Elementary School, 104 Highway 110, Whitehouse, 8 a.m. to noon on October 29.
Overton City Hall, 1200 S. Commerce St., Overton, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on October 24-28 and 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on October 31 through November 4.
There are 135,185 people who are currently registered to vote in Smith County. Election Day is November 8, 2016.
In the last Presidential Election, in 2012, there were 102,626 registered voters; and in the 2008 Presidential Election, there were 80,774 registered voters in Smith County.
For more information on local elections, and to view sample ballots, visit https://www.smith-county.com/Government/Departments/Elections/CurrentElection.aspx or call 903-590-4777.
Smith County will be posting early voting numbers to social media, @SmithCountyNews on Twitter and https://www.facebook.com/SmithCountyTexas/
Smith County voters who cannot obtain one of the seven approved forms of photo identification now have additional options at the polls.
As provided by a court order, if a voter has a reasonable impediment to obtaining one of the seven forms of approved photo ID, the voter may vote by (1) signing a declaration at the polls explaining why the voter is unable to obtain one of the seven forms of approved photo ID, and (2) providing one of various forms of supporting documentation.
Supporting documentation can be an original, certified birth certificate, a valid voter registration certificate, a copy or original of one of the following: current utility bill, bank statement, government check, or paycheck, or other government document that shows the voter’s name and an address. Government documents which include a photo must be original and cannot be copies. 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.
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 license to carry a handgun issued by DPS
United States military identification card containing the person’s photograph
United States citizenship certificate containing the person’s photograph
United States passport
Voters can learn more by visiting VoteTexas.gov or calling 1-800-252-VOTE.