Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Where to Vote In Fort Bend County

It’s pretty easy. All you need is your Voter Registration Certificate. It’s that card that the Fort Bend Elections office sent you. It has orange rectangles on it.

Then you look in the box that says Precinct. There will be a 4 digit number in that box, whose first number is 1, 2, 3, or 4.

Then go here to look up the name of the building and its street address. If you don’t know where that is, click on the polling place and then click on “Google maps” to get a street map of the area.

Now if you have misplaced your Voter Registration Certificate, don’t fret. You can use your driver’s license as a form of identification at the poll. But you need to find your precinct number, right? So to do that, click here and scroll to the bottom of the county’s voter database and enter your last name in the first box and your first name in the second. If you have a unique name, after you click “Start Search” one name will be returned with your precinct number. It will also show whether you are an active voter or are in “suspense”. If you have a name like 18 others, you can narrow the search by using the name/birthday search option.

Then go vote. You have no option not to this year. The stakes are too high and there will be H-E-Double-Hockey-Sticks to pay if we are stuck with another four years of Republican policies that do nothing for us, but plenty for the fat cats and corporations.

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