Early voting kicks off February 14 

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TRI-COUNTY — Early voting for the March 1 primary election will take place from February 14-25, with polling places located throughout the tri-county area. 

Voters will nominate candidates to represent the Democratic and Republican parties in local county elections, district-based congressional and legislative offices, the State Board of Education, and judicial seats. Candidates for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, land commissioner, agriculture commissioner, comptroller, and one of three seats on the Railroad Commission will also be on the ballot. 

The deadline to apply to vote by mail is February 18 — applications must be received, not postmarked, by that date, and applicants are being encouraged to send their applications early to ensure it is received in time. Applications may be submitted in person or via email to county tax assessor-collectors. 

Voters will need to present a valid form of identification, including a state-issued driver’s license, U.S. passport, Texas election identification certificate, Texas personal identification card, Texas license to carry a handgun, U.S. military ID card with a personal photo or a U.S. citizenship certificate with a personal photo.

Early voting polls will be open weekdays February 14-25, with the exception of President’s Day, which falls on Monday, February 21. 

In Presidio County, early voting will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. February 14-18 and February 22-25 at the Marfa Visitor Center (USO Building), 302 S Highland Ave., Marfa, TX 79843, and Presidio County Annex — Building C, 301 E. O’Reilly St., Presidio, TX 79845. 

In Brewster County, early voting will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. February 14-18, February 22-23 and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. February 24-25 at the Judge Val Clark Beard Office Complex: Old Library, 203 N 7th St., Alpine, TX 79830. 

Remote voting in Brewster County will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. February 22-23 at the Marathon Community Center, 2nd and Ave E, Marathon, TX 79842, and Red Pattillo Community Center, Hwy 118, Study Butte/Terlingua, TX 79852. 

In Jeff Davis County, early voting will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. February 14-18 and February 22-25 at the District and County Clerk’s Office through the double green doors at 111 N Front St., Fort Davis, TX 79734. 

During early voting, voters may cast their ballots at any polling location in the county where they are registered to vote. On election day, voters must vote in the precinct in which they are registered to vote. Precincts are designated on voter cards. The Big Bend Sentinel will publish additional details on where to vote ahead of the March 1 primary election. 

Residents of Presidio County with questions about early voting may contact Natalia Williams at (432) 729-4081. Brewster County residents should contact Lora Nussbaum at (432) 837-6230. In Jeff Davis County, residents can contact Sheriff William Kitts at (432) 837-6230.