LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Early voting began all across the state of Texas today. This election is expected to be one of the closest of all time. An all-time high of 13.64 million Texans are registered to vote.
Here in Angelina County, the polls have been busy all day and are expected to stay that way until the final ballot is cast. Early reports showed that by 1:30 this afternoon, Angelina County had already seen 850 early voters stop by the County Courthouse Annex to cast their ballot.
"It's been great," Thelma "Midget" Sherman, the Angelina County tax assessor-collector/voter registrar, said. "I mean we opened the doors early this morning and there was a line at eight o clock and it's been a line all day long. It has not slacked off."
So if you're planning to vote early. Voters will need some form of ID in order to vote. Voters bringing their registration cards will not need a photo ID.
The local polling locations will be open every day for the next two weeks, and starting next week, all Angelina County early voters can vote at any of the county locations.