Deadline to register to vote is Oct. 9

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, September 29, 2012

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The Nov. 6 general election is just over a month away, but there are only 10 days left to register to vote.

The last day to register or update your voting information is Tuesday, Oct. 9.

Early voting begins at 8 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 22. It runs until 5 p.m. that day and each day through Nov. 2 at the Decatur Civic Center, 2010 W. U.S. Hwy 380; Rhome City Hall, 105 1st St.; and Bridgeport Law Enforcement Center, 1000 Thompson St.

Those locations will have extended hours – 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. – on Tuesdays, Oct. 23 and 30.

Wal-Mart will also host one day of early voting – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.

On Election Day, polling places will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The redistricting process prompted changes to several voting precincts, and the creation of a few precincts.

Election Administrator Lannie Noble encourages voters to check the precinct number on their voter registration cards before heading to the polls on Election Day.

The first number is the county commissioner precinct, and the second number is the voting precinct. For example, a voter in Precinct 1-6 has an address in county commissioner Precinct 1 and is in voting Precinct 6.

Below is a list of all the precincts and their polling places. Precincts that have had boundary changes or that are newly created are marked with an asterisk.

  • *Precinct 1-1, Decatur City Hall, 201 E. Walnut, Decatur
  • *Precinct 1-2, Ag Extension Building, 206 S. State, Decatur
  • *Precinct 1-22, Ag Extension Building, 206 S. State, Decatur
  • Precinct 1-3, First Baptist Church, Corner of Farm Road 455 and Main Street, Slidell
  • Precinct 1-4, Masonic Lodge, 1st floor, 146 CR 2640, Greenwood
  • *Precinct 1-5, East Wise Fire Hall, 107 CR 4421, Blewett
  • Precinct 1-6, Community Center, East Farm Road 407, New Fairview
  • *Precinct 2-7, Decatur Civic Center, 2010 W. U.S. 380, Decatur
  • *Precinct 2-8, Decatur Civic Center, 2010 W. U.S. 380, Decatur
  • Precinct 2-9, Alvord City Hall, 215 W. Elm, Alvord
  • Precinct 2-10, Victory Baptist Church, 4346 N. Hwy 101, Sunset (Park Springs)

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