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Where Do I Vote on Election Day?

Voters have their choice of polling sites this year

By Amy Smith, November 4, 2011, News

The short answer is anywhere you see a "vote here" sign in Travis County – even if it's miles from home and your designated polling place. This year, for the first time, registered voters may go to any polling place on Nov. 8 to cast their ballots, as part of a new Vote Centers program rolled out by Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir. The pilot program plays off the convenience of early voting. Earlier this year, county commissioners and the Texas secretary of state approved the Vote Centers program but limited it to only the November 2011 election. Voter feedback will determine whether the program will continue in future elections; depending on the program's success this year, it could provide its greatest benefit in the 2012 presidential election. This year, voters will decide two county propositions and an assortment of state constitutional amendments. See a list of the county's 187 voting locations at See Endorsements for more specifics on what's on the ballot.

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