Early voting for the Nov. 3 general election, which will decide everything from the next president to Texas 5th District congressman to U.S. senator to a slate of Texas judiciary seats, begins Tuesday, Oct. 13 and lasts through Friday, Oct. 30.

Terrell residents of Districts 3 and 5 also will have the opportunity to vote on their representative to the Terrell City Council.

In the Terrell City Council District 3 race, incumbent Mayrani Velazquez faces a challenge from Jonathan Preston and Thomas Brown. In Council District 5, incumbent Tim Royce is running alone on the ballot; however, former City Councilwoman Sandra Wilson is mounting a write-in campaign.

Voters here and across the United States will choose the next president and vice president. Incumbent Republican President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are facing Democrats Joe Biden, former vice president under President Barack Obama, and his vice presidential pick California Sen. Kamala Harris.

Texans also will choose between incumbent Republican Sen. John Cornyn and his Democratic challenger, MJ Hegar.

Voters in the Texas 5th Congressional District will select between incumbent U.S. Rep. Lance Gooden, a Republican from Terrell, and Democrat Dr. Carolyn Salter of Palestine.

The hours for early voting in Kaufman County are:

  • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 13 through Friday Oct. 16
  • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday Oct. 19 through Friday Oct. 23.
  • 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday Oct. 24.
  • 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday Oct. 25.
  • 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday Oct. 26 through Friday Oct. 30.

The location for early voting in Terrell is at the Terrell Sub Courthouse, 408 E. College.

Other early voting locations in Kaufman County are the Kaufman County Courthouse Annex, 100 N. Washington St., Kaufman; Kemp Sub Courthouse, 103 N. Main, Kemp; Forney Sub Courthouse, 200 E. Main St., Forney; Trinity Family Church, 9670 County Road 214 in Talty.

If voting by mail, you may download a mail-in ballot application at kaufmancounty.net and clicking on the elections icon. You may also review sample ballots at the site along with more elections information. You have until Friday, Oct. 23 to request a mail-in ballot. Mail-in ballot applications should be sent to Brenda Samples, Early Voting Clerk, Kaufman County Courthouse Annex, P.O. Box 339, Kaufman, TX 75142.

On Election Day, registered voters in Kaufman County may vote at any county voting location from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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