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The final day to register to vote for the March 6 primary election is Monday.

Anyone interested in voting and who is eligible to vote, should register in person at the Jefferson County Courthouse Tax Office. 

Eligible voters may also register by mail by first picking up an application from the Jefferson County Courthouse Tax Office, local libraries, government offices or high schools, and by taking the completed application to a post office. 

The voter registration application is also available online at www.votetexas.gov/register-to-vote. 

Eligible voters include United States citizens of 18 years or older, who currently live in the county they wish to submit their application, who have not been convicted of a felony and who have not been declared totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote by a court exercising probate jurisdiction.

Convicted felons may be eligible to vote if they have completed their sentence, probation, and parole.

To fill out an application, applicants must provide a Texas driver’s license number or personal identification number issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety. If an applicant does not have either a Texas driver’s license number or a personal identification number, they may provide the last four digits of their social security number.

The first day of early voting for the March 6 Primary Election will be Feb. 20. The final day of early voting will be March 2.

A registered voter who wishes to vote during the early voting period or on Election Day must provide one of the seven acceptable forms of photo identification.

The seven acceptable forms of photo ID at a polling place include: Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS, Texas personal identification card issued by DPS, Texas license to carry a handgun issued by DPS, United States military identification card containing the person’s photograph, United States citizenship certificate containing the person’s photograph or United States passport.

For more information, visit www.votetexas.gov.

Early voting locations in Jefferson County

Beaumont

Beaumont Courthouse located at 1085 Pearl St.

Rogers Park Recreation Center located at 6540 Gladys

Theodore Johns Library located at 4255 Fannett

John Paul Davis Community Center located at 3580 E Lucas

Port Arthur

Arthur Sub-Courthouse 525 Lakeshore Dr.

Port Arthur YMCA 6760 9th Ave.

Nederland

Marion & Ed Hughes Public Library 2712 Nederland Ave.

Port Neches 

Effie & Wilton Hebert Library 2025 Merriman St.

Groves 

Groves Recreation Center 6150 39th Street. 

All locations will be open from 8 a.m.to 5 p.m. from Feb. 20 to Feb. 24, from noon to 5 p.m., Feb. 25, and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Feb. 26 to  March 2.

Story by Ian Rye, UP contributor

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