New election day voting rules in place in McLennan County
UPDATED: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 8:38pm
Waco, Texas — Elections will be handled differently in McLennan county from now on, following a decision by county commissioners Tuesday to allow voters to cast their ballots at any polling location in the county on election days.
Previously, voters could go to different locations for early voting, but must vote in their precinct on election day. However, a decision eight years in the making, has finally allowed for McLennan County voters to pick one of any of the 40 polling locations to vote. Officials say they finally have adequate technology to use real time voter history to ensure each person votes only once and each person's ballot will correspond with his or her precinct.
"Many times we have voters who work away from where they're registered, and so maybe they leave before the polls open. They don't get back home until the polls close. And, this way, they'll be able to find a vote center to go vote during the day," said McLennan County Elections Administrator Kathy Van Wolfe.
The first time this new system will be put into place will be for the November 4 election.
To find out more information about voting locations, please visit: www.mclennanvotes.com.