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Extensive flooding prompts voting hour extension, polling location closure

The current in depth flooding throughout varied areas of the county has raised considerations in regards to the security of Liberty County voters and ballot staff. In response, the Liberty County Clerk’s Office has taken motion by implementing measures to make sure voting entry throughout this historic flooding occasion.

As a results of the flooding, the Liberty County Clerk’s Office has prolonged the voting hours from 7 a.m. to eight p.m, including an additional hour, on Election Day, which falls on Saturday, May 4. Additionally, the workplace has made the tough choice to briefly shut three polling places.

The closed polling places are Plum Grove City Hall, Tarkington Prairie Baptist Church and the Santa Fe Administration Building (Colony Ridge). All three places or the roads main to those places have been impacted most severely by the storm, in line with County Clerk Lee Haidusek Chambers.

The County Clerk clarified that her workplace doesn’t have the authority to cancel elections. As per the Texas Election Code sections 2.081 and a pair of.082, solely the entity that ordered the election holds the facility to take action, topic to statutory authority.

“The city or school affected by the flooding will need to confer with their legal counsel and determine whether or not they can cancel and act accordingly. We have to go on with the elections the best we can, and just keep praying for those being affected by this terrible flooding,” she stated.

The following places shall be operational from 7 a.m. to eight p.m. Saturday, May 4. Voters could go to any one in every of these places to solid their ballots. You would not have to vote inside your property precinct because the ballots are custom-printed for every voter as soon as they sign up to vote.

  • Hardin City Hall, 142 C.R. 2010, Hardin, Texas (Curbside voting out there)
  • Devers Elementary School, 201 Chism St., Devers, Texas
  • Cleveland ISD Annex Building, 316 E. Dallas St., Cleveland, Texas (Curbside voting out there)
  • Dolen Baptist Church Gym, 10078 F.M. 787, Cleveland, Texas
  • Tarkington ISD Meeting Room, 72 C.R. 2268, Cleveland, Texas
  • Hull-Daisetta High School, 117 N. Main St., Daisetta, Texas
  • Jack Hartel Admin. Building, 318 San Jacinto St., Liberty, Texas (Curbside voting out there)
  • Cleveland Civic Center, 210 Peach Ave., Cleveland, Texas (Curbside voting out there)
  • Dayton Community Center, 801 S. Cleveland St., Dayton, Texas (Curbside voting out there)
  • Ames City Hall, 304 Martin St., Ames, Texas

The May 4 ballots embody races for City of Ames, Cleveland ISD, City of Cleveland, City of Dayton, City of Liberty, Liberty ISD, City of Plum Grove, City of Daisetta, Devers ISD, Hull Fresh Water Supply District and Tarkington ISD’s bond election.

Several entities had been capable of cancel their elections this May attributable to having unopposed races. Those canceling their elections are the Liberty County Hospital District No. 1, Dayton ISD, Hardin ISD, Hull-Daisetta ISD, City of Kenefick, City of Hardin, and Liberty County Water Control and Improvement District No. 5.

If you might have any questions or require additional data, please contact the Liberty County Clerk’s Office at 936-336-4670 or 936-253-8050.

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