2012 Elections: News, Analysis, Videos, and Breaking on the Presidential Election, Local Elections, and More

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Decision 2012: Local Voting Under Way

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday

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    It s Decision 2012 here in North Texas. The polls opened at 7 a.m. Workers arrived Tuesday morning an hour before the polling places opened to get ready for Election Day. (Published Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012)

    It’s Decision 2012 here in North Texas. 

    Workers arrived Tuesday morning an hour before the polling stations opened to get ready for Election Day voters.

    The polls opened at 7 a.m., but some voters started showing up at Our Redeemer Church and School on Park Lane in Dallas at about 6:30 a.m. to make sure their votes count.

    More than 400,000 people turned out for early voting in Dallas County. The Elections Administrator, Toni Pippins-Poole says that’s down about 10 percent from the 2008 Presidential Election. That could mean it will be an even busier day at the polls on Tuesday.

    Pippins-Poole reminds voters to make sure you get to the bottom or the back of your ballot to weigh in on local special election questions.

    "Everyone is focused on the national election, rather than what’s happening locally too.  National is important, so is the local election, because that’s really going to affect you," said Pippins-Poole.

    Voters need to bring a voter registration card or identification card in order to vote.

    Unlike early voting, people have to go to the assigned precinct. 

    "Since we had redistricting, that location could have changed. We did mail out notices to over 600,000 registered voters that your location has changed, so we want you to be aware of that," said Pippins-Poole.

    Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday. For a complete list of where you can vote visit VoteTexas.gov (due to the high volume of traffic to the site it may be slow to load).