The polls for the Tuesday, Nov. 3 General Election will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Voters can utilize any of the five polling locations on Election Day.

The five polling locations are:

• Rockport GI Forum – 1911 Hardee St., Rockport

• Rockport Volunteer Fire Department – 212 N. Gagon St., Rockport

• Rockport Service Center – 2751 SH 35 Bypass, Rockport

• Fulton Volunteer Fire Department – 401 N. 9th St., Fulton

• Fulton Convention Center – 402 N. Fulton Beach Rd., Fulton

(Note: Sample ballots can be viewed at www.aransascountytx.gov. Click on “departments”, then “elections administration”, and finally “election information”. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to download your sample ballot.)

The ballot items of local significance include Aransas County’s three propositions, and the selection of mayor for the City of Rockport.

County propositions

Petitioners forced Aransas County to place these Propositions on the ballot.

(Proposition A)

The issuance of general obligation bonds in the principal amount not to exceed $17,235,000 to construct a county courthouse and for the costs of issuance of the bonds; and the levy of a tax in payment thereof.

(Proposition B)

The issuance of general obligation bonds in the principal amount not to exceed $1,295,000 to construct roads and drainage improvements in the county for hazard mitigation and for the costs of issuance of the bonds; and the levy of a tax in payment thereof.

(Proposition C)

The issuance of general obligation bonds in the principal amount not to exceed $1,370,000 to construct and equip a county building to be utilized as a micro-hospital in the county and for the costs of issuance of the bonds; and the levy of a tax in payment thereof.

City of Rockport

Incumbent Mayor Patrick R. Rios is facing challenger Keith W. Allen.

The city election was postponed after the Governor allowed such action due to COVID-19 concerns. The city election is usually held in May.

Early voting

Through Wednesday, Oct. 28 (13 of the 15 days of early voting) there were 9,947 ballots cast. That number includes 1,362 mail ballots.

The 8,585 ballots cast in person were cast as follows:

• Tuesday, Oct. 13 – 1,041

• Wednesday, Oct. 14 – 1,196

• Thursday, Oct. 15 – 1,066

• Friday, Oct. 16 – 979

• Monday, Oct. 19 – 836

• Tuesday, Oct. 20 – 601

• Wednesday, Oct. 21 – 494

• Thursday, Oct. 22 – 389

• Friday, Oct. 23 – 496

• Saturday, Oct. 24 – 356

• Monday, Oct. 26 – 445

• Tuesday, Oct. 27 – 314

• Wednesday, Oct. 28 - 372

Almost 54% of the 18,529 registered Aransas County voters cast their ballot through the first 13 days of early voting.

There were 17,333 registered voters in the county in 2018.

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