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Election workers get ready for early voting on Monday


Election workers were getting prepped Friday for early voting that begins on Monday.

They participated in a class at the Lubbock County Elections Office to make sure they are up to date on the current laws.

"I just felt like it was an important job for our community and for our state," election worker Jack Booe said.

Jack says he has been an election worker for Lubbock County and has done this job since 2009.

"I do enjoy it very much. Mrs. Kennedy and her staff do a very wonderful job and again, the workers that we work with, we become very good friends," he says.

On Friday Booe and several other elections workers were in a classroom setting at the county's election office learning new information.

"New people are learning how to set up the equipment," Dorothy Kennedy, election administrator for Lubbock County, says. "We'll also be working with everybody, they'll be learning how to do a provisional ballot and all of the new laws that have changed for mail ballots, and things like that."

Kennedy says they usually have about 250 to 400 election workers, but right now-they need more.

"We need a lot of election workers, especially as we're rolling into January," Kennedy says. "We really need people to go by G Boren Services and sign up as an election worker with them. Complete their paperwork and so we can get them ready for the primaries."

She says they need Republicans, Democrats and Spanish-speaking bilinguals.

Monday's vote will include seven propositions.

Proposition One would change the homestead exemption amount for school district property taxes.

Proposition Seven would re-allocate a portion of sales tax revenue for highway maintenance.

Early voting runs through Oct. 30. Election Day is Nov. 3.

"Something we do need our voters to know, that photo ID is still in place for this election," Kennedy says.

For more information on what you need in order to vote, to take a look at a sample ballot, or to find locations where you can vote, you can visit: http://www.votetexas.gov/

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