Aledo ISD early polling site changes

Aledo ISD will not be able to add an early voting polling site on the day of the Aledo/Granbury football game, according to a report given by Parker County Elections Administrator Don Markum to Parker County commissioners last week.


Markum presented a revised list of early voting polling sites for court approval, saying the only change would be revoking the permission granted for a temporary site at the administration building Oct. 31.


The Weatherford Democrat says the site would have been in place from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the day of the only home game scheduled during the early voting period.


AISD administrators have said the site would make it more convenient for area voters to weigh in on the district’s $61.5 million bond issue.


“Going back and looking at the election code, that is not allowed because that puts us over the number that they’re allowed to have,” Markum said.


The number of early voting polling sites allowed per county precinct is based on the precinct with the smallest number of early voting polling sites, Markum said. That number is then multiplied by two.


“Precinct No. 2 only has one early voting site, so that means every other precinct can only have two,” he said.


Precinct No. 4 has two early voting sites, Markum said, the Aledo Community Center and Willow Park City Hall, so no others may be added.

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