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Early voting begins for Nov. 5 Texas election

Monday marks the first day of early voting, Travis County is hoping to make it a smooth process for those casting their ballot.

By 2:30 PM Monday, over 1,300 people had cast their ballot in Travis County.

The elections division says this is a slow start but they expect a higher turnout later on.

One concern they do have is for the over 65 year old voters. Those who have let their driver's license expire may find it difficult to go down to a DPS office and get it renewed.

They are suggested to vote by mail without a photo ID by the October 25th deadline.

Early voting runs through November 1st.

FOX 7 asked the elections division if they had been receiving any questions or concerns about the new photo ID law.

"We will be keeping metrics of all of that information, both at the polling places for early voting and election day, as well as here in our call center," said Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir. "We will find out how many people have called, what questions they have, what questions did they ask, what was the most confusing and will be able to report all that back at the conclusion of the election."

They hope to use that data to fix problems for future elections.

In order to vote, a person needs a current DPS ID card, election card or driver's license. A voter can also use a concealed handgun permit, citizenship papers, veterans cards, or a U.S. passport.

For more information go to www.traviscountyelections.org or call (512) 238-VOTE (8683)

There are 19 early voting polling locations in Travis County for the November 5th election:

Central

*Travis County Airport Blvd. Offices

5501 Airport Blvd

*Fiesta Mart 3909 N IH-35

*University of Texas

Flawn Academic Center West Mall

*Howson Public Library

2505 Exposition Blvd.

North

*Ben Hur Shrine Center

7811 Rockwood Lane

Northeast-

*County Tax Office Pflugerville

15822 Foothill Farms Loop

*Gus Garcia Recreation Center

1201 East Rundberg Lane

Northwest

*Randall's Braker and Research

10900-D Research Blvd.

*Randall's Steiner Ranch

5145 North FM 620 Road, Suite A

South

*HEB South Congress

2400 South Congress Ave.

*Randall's Ben White and Manchaca

2505 West Ben White Blvd.

Southeast

*Fiesta Mart Stassney

5510 South IH-35

*Dan Ruiz Public Library

1600 Grove Blvd.

Southwest

*Randall's South MoPac and William Cannon

6600 South MoPac Expressway

*Randall's Brodie and Slaughter

9911 Brodie Ln.

East

*Carver Museum and Cultural Center

1165 Angelina St.

*Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center

2608 Gonzales St. at East 7th

West

*Flagship Randall's West Lake Hills

3300 Bee Caves Rd.

*Randall's Lakeway

2301 Ranch Road 620 South

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