Nacogdoches County July 31, 2012 — Runoff Elections

Nacogdoches County July 31, 2012

Runoff Elections

 

General Information:

 

The date for the Nacogdoches County Democratic and Republican Runoff Elections is July 31, 2012.

 

Voters Who Voted In The 2012 Democratic Primary:  Registered voters in Nacogdoches County are eligible to vote in the Democratic Runoff Election if they voted in the Democratic Primary Election, or if they did not vote in either of the May 29, 2012 Democratic or Republican Primaries.  Voters who voted in the May 29, 2012 Republican Primary are not eligible to vote in the July 31, 2012 Democratic Runoff election.  Voters who signed the petition of a Democratic candidate are eligible to vote in the July 31, 2012 Democratic Runoff election.  Voters who signed the petition of a Republican candidate, an independent candidate, or a candidate of another political party are not eligible to vote in the July 31, 2012 Democratic Runoff election.

 

Voters Who Voted In The 2012 Republican Primary:  Registered voters in Nacogdoches County are eligible to vote in the Republican Runoff Election if they voted in the Republican Primary Election, or if they did not vote in either of the May 29, 2012 Democratic or Republican Primaries.  Voters who voted in the May 29, 2012 Democratic Primary are not eligible to vote in the July 31, 2012 Republican Runoff election.  Voters who signed the petition of a Republican candidate are eligible to vote in the July 31, 2012 Republican Runoff election.  Voters who signed the petition of a Democratic candidate, an independent candidate, or a candidate of another political party are not eligible to vote in the July 31, 2012 Republican Runoff election.

 

Voters Who Did Not Vote In Either Of The 2012 Democratic Or Republican Primaries:   Voters may either vote a Republican ballot or a Democratic ballot, but may not vote in both Runoff elections.  If a voter has signed the petition of a Democratic candidate, then that voter must vote in the Democratic Runoff.  If a voter has signed the petition of a Republican candidate, then that voter must vote in the Republican Runoff.  If a voter has signed the petition of an independent candidate or a candidate of another political party other than the Democratic or Republican parties, then that voter is ineligible to vote in the Republican or Democratic Runoff elections.

 

Early Voting Schedule:

 

 

July 31, 2012 Runoffs

Early Voting Hours

 

Early voting will be conducted at The Courthouse Annex,

203 W Main St., Room # 113, Nacogdoches, TX 75961

 

Monday, July 23, 2012                                     8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012                                     8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012                                8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 26, 2012                                    8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friday, July 27, 2012                                        8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

Election Day Voting Schedule And Polling Places:

 

All polling locations will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Election Day,

July 31, 2012

Voting Precinct

Site

Site Address

12

Beck Building – Cushing 720 Seventh St.

Cushing, TX 75760

13

First  Baptist Church – Douglass 15122 W St Hwy 21

Douglass, Tx 75943

14 & 17

Central Heights ISD 10317 N. US HWY 259

Nacogdoches, TX 75965

15

First Baptist Church – Garrison 275 W. Magnolia St.

Garrison, TX 75946

16

Bethel Baptist Church 429 Happyland Rd.

Nacogdoches, TX 75965

21-22-23-24-25-26-27 & 42

C. L. Simon Recreation Center 1112 North Street

Nacogdoches, TX 75961

30-31-32-33-34

Calvary Baptist Church 3732 NE Stallings Dr.

Nacogdoches, TX 75965

41 & 43

New Hope Methodist Church 5301 E Main St.

Nacogdoches, TX 75961

44 & 47

Woden ISD 5263 FM 226

Woden, TX 75978

45 & 46

Chireno Methodist Church 799 Main St.

Chireno, TX 75937

 

VOTING @ RECREATION CENTER:

21— Expo Center

22-23-24-25 – Rec. Center

26 – Senior Center

27—E. J. Campbell

42—Armory Bldg (@ Airport)

 

VOTING @ CALVARY BAPTIST:

30-31-32—North St Church of Christ

33-34—Calvary Baptist

 

VOTING @ WODEN SCHOOL:

44—Woden School

47—Etoile School

 

VOTING @ CHIRENO METHODIST CHURCH:

45—Martinsville School

46—Chireno Methodist Church

 

 

 

 

 

Candidates:

 

Note:  Candidates are listed in the order they will appear on the ballot.

 

 

Democratic Candidates

 

United States Senator

Paul Sadler (Democrat)

Grady Yarbrough (Democrat)

 

Republican Candidates

 

United States Senator

 

Ted Cruz (Republican)

David Dewhurst (Republican)

 

Railroad Commissioner

 

Warren Chisum (Republican)

Christi Craddick (Republican)

 

Railroad Commissioner Unexpired Term

 

Greg Parker (Republican)

Barry Smitherman (Republican)

 

Justice, Supreme Court, Place 4

 

John Devine (Republican)

David Medina (Republican)

 

State Representative, District 11

 

Travis Clardy (Republican)

Chuck Hopson (Republican)

 

Precinct Chairman, Precinct 41

 

Mandy Morton (Republican)

Salena Rothenberger (Republican)

 

Information About Literature And Candidates:

 

Voters can feel free to bring in literature to use in the voting booths that will help them in making their choices.  However, voters are not allowed to leave their literature in the voting booths after they have voted.  Sample ballots will be posted for voters to examine if they would like before receiving their ballots.  Election workers will be happy to assist all voters in helping them understand how to mark their ballots and will be happy to read the ballots to voters as well if they are asked to.  However, election workers will not provide any information or insight to voters regarding candidates, so we recommend that voters research the candidates running for office before they come in to vote.  The Nacogdoches County Elections Office does not provide any literature or signage for candidates running for office.  To find out more about the candidates running for office or to obtain campaign materials, we recommend that you contact the local Democratic and Republican parties.  Contact information is listed below:

 

Nacogdoches Democratic Party

Website: www.nacdemocrats.org

 

Nacogdoches Republican Party

Website: www.nac-gop.com

 

 

Other Important Information:

 

The most important date coming up is Monday, July 2, 2012.  This is the last day to register to vote for the July 31, 2012 Runoff Elections and all applications must be received (not postmarked) by the Nacogdoches County Elections Office by this date.  The Elections Office will be open until 5:00 p.m. on July 2, 2012.

 

If you have moved recently you need to re-register to vote.  Voter registration is connected to your address.  If you stay at the same address year after year, then you don’t ever have to re-register because your voter registration is automatically renewed every two years.  However, whenever you move you have to re-register or you will eventually be removed from the voter roll.  Even if you move within the same county, city, or even on the same street you have to re-register.  You also need to re-register if you have made any changes to your mailing address.  For example, if you had a PO Box last year, and now you don’t, then you need to re-register/update your address information.  Everyone in Nacogdoches County who has registered to vote should have received a yellow and white voter certificate in April of 2012.  If you do not receive a yellow and white voter certificate with your current residence and current mailing address by April of 2012, then you may not be registered to vote.  Please contact the Elections Office by July 2, 2012 if you are not sure if you are registered to vote and we will gladly help you.

 

We are now accepting applications for mail ballots.  To qualify to vote by mail, you must be 65 years of age or older, or have a disability, or be confined in jail, or be able to provide an address outside of Nacogdoches County if you will not be in Nacogdoches County during voting times.  The last day for the Elections Office to accept/receive applications for mail ballots is July 24, 2012.  Applications for mail ballots can be hand delivered to the Elections Office until Early Voting begins on July 23, 2012.  Once Early Voting begins, the applications have to be mailed to the Elections Office.

 

First time voters need to bring some form of ID in addition to or instead of their voter registration certificates.  All other voters can present either their voter registration certificates or one of the appropriate forms of ID listed: 1. driver license or personal identification card, 2. a form of identification containing the person’s photograph that establishes the persons identity, 3. a birth certificate, 4. United States citizenship papers, 5. United States passport, 6. official mail addressed to the person by name from a government entity, 7. a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the name and address of the voter, 8. any form of identification prescribed by the Secretary of State.

 

No campaign buttons, apparel, hats, or shirts are allowed in the polling place.  No exceptions.  Voters may bring in literature to the polling place regarding candidates or issues to use in the voting booths, but these materials are not to be left in the voting booths.  No campaigning is allowed within 100 feet of a polling place.

 

Polls are open 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day for all polling locations.

 

A public waiting area will be open at 7:00 p.m. on Election Night at the Courthouse Annex for the media and voters who want to receive printouts of election results as soon as they are available.  Early Voting results will be released around 7:00 p.m.  Final results for the elections are estimated to be available between 9:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on Election Night.

 

I will be conducting a public test on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at 4:30 p.m. of the electronic voting equipment to be used in the July 31, 2012 Nacogdoches County Runoff Elections.  It would be greatly appreciated if the Daily Sentinel would run an article on any aspect of the elections on Monday, July 23, 2012, and would include the following information somewhere in the story:

 

“A public test of the electronic voting equipment to be used in the July 31, 2012 Nacogdoches County Runoff Elections will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 in the Elections Office located within the Courthouse Annex Building – 203 W. Main St. – Nacogdoches, TX 75961.”

 

Thank you so much for your help towards getting out the word about voting year after year.  Please feel free to contact the Elections Office at 936-560-7825 if you have additional questions or need any quotes.  In the past, it has been very helpful when the polling locations and voting times were printed in the newspaper on Election Day to help voters know where they needed to go to vote.  All of the information in this email should also be available on the Nacogdoches County website in the next few days: www.co.nacogdoches.tx.us

 

Sincerely,

 

Todd Stallings

Nacogdoches County Records Management Director and Elections Technologist

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