Office of Elections Administration
Fort Bend County, Texas
John Oldham (281) 341-8670
Elections Administrator Fax (281) 341-4418
Contact John Oldham at 281-341-8673
News Release – October 6, 2008
Fort Bend County adds Early Voting Sites for November
Casting an early ballot in Fort Bend County should be easier this fall as the result of new Early Voting sites opening on October 20.
At their August 26 meeting, the Fort Bend County Commissioners Court voted to increase the total number of Early Voting sites to twenty. Four locations, Meadow Creek Clubhouse in Missouri City, Houston Community College at Sienna, the Sugarland Branch Library, and Greatwood Golf Club have been added since the March Primary Election in which 52,886 Fort Bend voters cast their ballots early. This was half of the 105,870 ballots cast in that election.
Fort Bend County Elections Administrator, John Oldham, thinks that many more voters will take advantage of the opportunity to vote early. According to Oldham his office is preparing for a turnout of between 175,000 to 190,000 voters this election. He is hoping that at least half of those ballots will be cast before Election Day.
Absentee balloting by mail began on September 20 and as of October 3, the Election Office had already mailed out 5,805 ballots. In person early balloting begins October 20.
In addition to avoiding Election Day lines, Early Voting allows a voter to cast his ballot at any of the 20 locations throughout Fort Bend County.
A complete list of the county’s Early Voting sites may be found at the County’s election website, www.fortbendvotes.org.
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