(Seguin) -- With the bigger turnout expected in November, Guadalupe County Elections Administrator Lisa Adam says her office is putting plans into place to make sure they can handle the increased flow of people that will be heading to the polls for the presidential election. Adam says they plan to offer a number of new accomodations for voters in the fall.
"We're extending our early voting hours. Typically, our early voting is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. throughout the first week of early voting. We're actually going to be doing 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, the first week of early voting. Sunday will be 1 to 6 p.m. and then the final week of early voting will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. as it always is," said Adam.
Not only will people have more time during the day to cast their ballot early, but she says they'll also have two additional locations in which to stop by and exercise their American right.
"We're adding two additional voting locations because we know that there are going to be more people wanting to vote and we know that the size of our office can only accommodate so many voters. So we're adding an additional early voting location at the Seguin ISD Administration Building -- also the City of Selma City Hall and they will have their same hours as all the rest of our early voting locations," said Adam.
Adam says many of the extra accommodations will be in place during the early voting period. She says according to her numbers, voters in Guadalupe County do like to take advantage of casting their ballots early. Besides, she says when it comes to the actual election day, all hands are already on deck.
"Election day is its own project. Election day locations, they're the same as they were for last November, except that we're moving on election day from the New Berlin City Hall over to the New Berlin Community Center, because we had concerns with the amount of parking at the city hall. Voters were having to park along (FM) 775 and cross the road and we were concerned for their safety. So for election day this year, we're going to go back to the New Berlin Community Center. We'll also be using the library again as we always have. It's just that we're not sure what it's going to be called. At this point, we're calling it the former Seguin Library, because by then, they should have moved into the new library. The building will be at the same place. We'll be at the same place. We're just not entirely sure what it's going to be called," said Adam.
The early voting and election day schedule was approved this week by the Guadalupe County Commissioners Court.
Early voting will run from Oct. 24 through Nov. 4. In addition to the Seguin ISD Administration Building and the Selma City Hall, other early voting locations include the Central Texas Technology Center, Grace Memorial Church, New Berlin City Hall, the Schertz Elections Office.