Early voting for Nov. 2 election underway

Early voting for the November 2 state constitutional amendments and local elections began on October 18 and runs through Oct. 28.
Early voting locations include the George S. Woods Community Center in Devine, located at 200 E. Hondo Ave.; the Medina County Pct. 2 annex building in Castroville at 8366 FM 471 S.; and the Medina County Courthouse annex in Hondo at 1300 Ave. M, Room 110.
Those locations will be open for early voting from 8:00 to 5:00 pm Oct. 20-22, Oct. 25, Oct. 27, and Oct. 29; from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, Oct. 23; and from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm on Oct. 26 and Oct. 28.
Election Day voting locations include the Community Center in Devine; the County annex building in Castroville; the First Baptist Church at 301 Pearson St. in Natalia; the Hondo Public Library at 2003 Ave. K; the South Texas Regional Training Center in Hondo at 402 Carter; the D’Hanis Community Center at 7475 CR 524; and the Mico Volunteer Fire Department at 7121 CR 271.
Polls will be open on Election Day from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Residents may cast votes at any polling location in Medina County. Masks are recommended but not required.
In addition to eight proposed amendments to the state constitution, voters in the City of La Coste and the Natalia school district have the opportunity to vote in City Council and School Board elections.
Three Natalia ISD School Board positions are up for election, with Betty Snyder challenging to take a seat held by incumbents Eric Smith, Andrew Besa, or Fernando Garza.
Three La Coste City Council seats are also up for grabs, with challengers Joe Biediger and Ernest Christilles looking to unseat incumbents Dale Ames, Karl Lutz, or Wade Tschirhart.
See separate story for more information on the proposed constitutional amendments.
By Marly Davis
Staff Writer

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