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Election Day draws near

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The zeal to cast a ballot in Denton County almost matched the fervor the county saw four years ago.

Waits of up to two hours were reported last week at the Flower Mound Police and Court Building as hundreds lined up to vote early.

A total of 163,078 voters, or 42 percent all registered voters in Denton County, voted in person during the 12-day early voting period, according to the Denton County Elections Administration. In comparison, 174,415 voted early in 2008.

Election Day is this Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Residents must vote at the location at which their precinct is assigned. If you do not know your precinct number, you can call the Elections Office at 940-349-3200 or use the online Voter Registration Search to determine your precinct.

Besides the presidential election on the ballot, southern Denton County residents will pick one of four candidates vying to replace U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison; U.S. Congressman Michael Burgess is seeking his sixth term in the 26th District of the House of Representatives; State Senator Jane Nelson and State Rep. Tan Parker face Libertarian party challengers; and a new Denton County Tax Assessor-Collector will be chosen. Other races involve three Supreme Court seats, Railroad Commissioner, a State Board of Education member and various judges.  See sample ballots here.

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