Vote Centers Approved in Fort Bend County

FORT BEND COUNTY, TX – On August 24, 2015 Fort Bend County was notified by the Texas Secretary of State that its application to participate in the Countywide Polling Place Program has been approved for the November 3, 2015 election.  According to Elections Administrator John Oldham, the implementation of this program will mean that any eligible Fort Bend voter can cast an Election Day ballot at any county polling location.  For the November 3rd election, the county anticipates having 80 polling sites open. “Election Day will be like Early Voting with voters able to cast ballots at a polling location most convenient to them.  Under this program, there will be no wrong place to vote”, said Oldham. Although the Commissioners Court approved the polling places, the county solicited input from a the Citizens Advisory Group, a committee that helped evaluate current polling places and make recommendations for additional sites.   The committee, which was appointed by the Elections Administrator, included representatives of Fort Bend County cities and schools, election workers, minority and disability groups, as well as both major political parties. Information regarding the location of Election Day polling sites and the Early Voting Schedule may be found at www.fortbendvotes.org. For more information, please contact John Oldham at 281-341-8670.

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