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Nueces County polls will open Oct. 13 for early voting

Early voting can begin on Tuesday, Oct. 13, as scheduled, ruled the Texas Supreme Court on Wednesday, Oct. 7.

In July, Gov. Greg Abbott added six days to the usual 14-day early voting period this year to help alleviate crowding at polling places where social distancing and face mask wearing will be enforced to slow the spread of the coronavirus. A group of Republicans challenged that decision in September, trying to cut off those six days before early voting could get underway on Tuesday.

The judge ruled against GOP officials.

“To disrupt the long-planned election procedures as (opponents to the extension) would have us do would threaten voter confusion,” reads Chief Justice Nathan Hecht’s opinion.

Early voting begins statewide Tuesday, Oct. 13, and continues through Friday, Oct. 30. Dates and times vary for early voting, unlike on Election Day, Nov. 3, when polls will be open 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Early Voting Dates and Times:

  • Tuesday-Friday, Oct. 13-16, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 17, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 18, noon-5 p.m. – Special Sunday hours at the Nueces County Courthouse ONLY
  • Monday-Friday, Oct. 19-23, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 24, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 25, noon-5 p.m. – Special Sunday hours at the Nueces County Courthouse ONLY
  • Monday-Friday, Oct. 26-30, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

The 25 early voting polling locations in Nueces County are:

  • Nueces County Courthouse, 901 Leopard St., Corpus Christi
  • Adkins Middle School, 2402 Ennis Joslin Road, Corpus Christi
  • American Bank Center (Room C101), 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd., Corpus Christi
  • Banquete ISD (boardroom) – 4339 Fourth St., Banquete
  • Ben F. McDonald Library, 4044 Greenwood Drive, Corpus Christi
  • Bishop Multipurpose Building, 115 S. Ash St., Bishop
  • Corpus Christi Army Depot-NAS (Building 8, hallway in front of Subway), 308 Crecy St., Corpus Christi
  • Corpus Christi Christian Fellowship (fellowship hall), 6602 S. Staples St., Corpus Christi
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center (lobby), 5151 McCardle Road, Corpus Christi
  • Del Mar College (Heldenfels Administration Building), 101 Baldwin Blvd., Corpus Christi
  • Flour Bluff ISD (Transportation/Maintenance Building), 2510 Waldron Road, Corpus Christi
  • Grant Middle School (gymnasium), 4350 Aaron Drive, Corpus Christi
  • Hattie Martin-Robstown ISD (cafeteria), 701 N. First St., Robstown
  • Hilltop Community Center (South Wing #1, back of building), 11425 Leopard St., Corpus Christi
  • Johnny Calderon Building (auditorium), 710 E. Main St., Robstown
  • London ISD Middle/High School (library), 1306 FM 43, Corpus Christi
  • Magee Elementary-Star Annex (Building #3, Rooms C2 & C3), 4201 Calallen Drive, Corpus Christi
  • New Life Church (at Sunrise Mall), 5801 McArdle Road, Corpus Christi
  • Padre Island Baptist Church, 14253 South Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi
  • Port Aransas Community Center, 408 N. Alister St., Port Aransas
  • Texas A&M University Corpus Christi (O’Connor Building, Room 135), 6300 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi
  • Tuloso Midway High School (foyer), 2653 McKinzie Road, Corpus Christi
  • The Valencia, 6110 Ayers St., Corpus Christi
  • Veterans Memorial High School (auditorium), 3750 Cimarron Blvd., Corpus Christi
  • West Oso ISD Administration Area (Room 35), 5050 Rockford Drive, Corpus Christi

For those planning to vote early by mail, the last day to request a mail-in ballot is Friday, Oct. 23. You can visit the Nueces County website to print out a request for a mail-in ballot or email your request for a ballot to votebymail@nuecesco.com. You may also call 361-888-0385.

Domestic ballots by mail must be received by 7 p.m. on Election Day or by 5 p.m. the next business day if postmarked by 7 p.m. on Election Day. Military ballots by mail must be received no later than the sixth day after the election, which, in this case, is Monday, Nov. 9.

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