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Election Admin Tests Tabulation Machines, Expects Larger-Than-Average Turnout

Bowie County Texas

Yesterday afternoon, Bowie County Election Administrator George Stegall performed the first of several scheduled tests of the tabulation machines that will be used in the primary elections ending next Tuesday. Continue Reading →

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Bowie County Rollback Election Scheduled

Bowie County Texas

Today, the Bowie County Commissioners Court scheduled the tax rollback election for Tuesday, April 8th. The issue was raised that since many polling places are at local schools, there might be some scheduling or space conflicts. Bowie County Election Administrator George Stegall is going to check with the relevant schools, and report back at the next Court. At that time, the Court will approve the polling places. [This report was sent in by a friend who attended the meeting. Continue Reading →

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TX Secretary of State Visits Bowie County

Texas Secretary of State John Steen visited Bowie County Elections Administrator George Stegall this morning. Steen, who was appointed earlier this year by governor Rick Perry, updated Stegall’s office on the latest requirements of the Voter ID Law. Acceptable identification to vote in Texas elections include the following:

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 concealed handgun license 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

According to Stegall, about 1% of Texas voters don’t have an acceptable photo ID; in Bowie County, that works out to about 5500 people. He says the actual number affected is even smaller, since many of those are senior citizens who typically vote by mail. For the rest, it won’t be difficult to obtain either a state ID card or a special Election Identification Certificate (Voter ID card). Continue Reading →

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