Today marks general election day in Texas; Seguin City council, constitutional amendments among items on ballot
Posted on 11/7/2017 8:15:00 AM.

(Seguin) -- It's election day in the Lone Star State. Texas voters will be heading to the polls to consider the fate of seven proposed amendments to the state's constitution.  A list of the amendments and what they are expected to accomplish can be found in today's edition of the Seguin Daily News. 

Guadalupe County Elections Administrator Lisa Adam says the polls will be open across the county until 7:00 tonight.  Adam says they will be using vote centers during this general election. That means voters can go to any polling location to cast their ballot.

"The polls open at 7 a.m. and they close at 7 p.m., so we have an entire day of voting available for the voters.  Now...we have vote centers, so any Guadalupe County registered voter can go to any Guadalupe County voting location. From the voters' perspective, they really won't see anything different at the polls. They will go to their poll, they'll present their photo ID, the poll worker will check them in, they'll vote and they'll be on their way same as usual. We've added additional machines out there hoping that we've correctly predicted where the heaviest voter turnout is going to be. So the biggest question in our mind is where the voters are going to decide to go. We've tried to cover for that with extra staff and extra machines at the locations that we think they are going to hit the heaviest. But from a voter perspective, it should be easier and more convenient, because they won't have to change polls if they are at the wrong one," said Adam.

In the city of Seguin, voters will be choosing the next representative for the District 3 seat on the Seguin City Council. Jim Lievens, Jeremiah Arevalo, Dennis Estes, and Jim Green are all vying for the seat left vacant by the late Phil Seidenberger, who stepped earlier this year due to illness. Seidenberger died last week at the age of 67. 

Adam says the turnout thus far has been light, but she says these are important elections, and she hopes that people will turnout and have their voices heard.

"There are seven constitutional amendments on the ballot, and we have sample ballots available on our website or in our office, (and) they will also have them out at the polls (today). We recommend that voters use one of those avenues to take a preview of what they are going to be seeing at the polls that way they are prepared when they go to vote but we encourage votes to come out and vote whether they have local races on the ballot, or the state constitutional amendments, because they all make a difference," said Adam.

KWED will have live election coverage shortly after the polls close tonight. You can catch those results at the top and bottom of each hour on AM 1580 KWED, or online at seguintoday.com.

Guadalupe County Elections Office, city of Seguin


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