Early voting ends today


New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wears an “I Voted,” sticker after he voted Tuesday, June 2, 2015, in Mendham Township, N.J. A quiet primary season will wrap up as New Jersey voters head to the polls to pick Democratic and Republican candidates for November’s Assembly election. Experts expect turnout to be quite low. In 1999, the last time Assembly races topped the ballot, only 6 percent of eligible voters went the polls in the primary, fewer than 300,000 voted in that election. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)(AP Photo/Mel Evans)

By Nicole Strong

Friday afternoon is the last day Tarrant County voters can get the famous “I Voted” sticker before Election Day.

Early voting began Monday, Oct. 24 and will officially end Friday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m.

Voters have been lining the entrance of the Brown-Lupton University Union to cast their votes early.

About 3,389 people have voted at the BLUU since early voting began, according to the Tarrant County website.

First-time voter Callie Welsh, a junior interior design major, said voting is especially important for college students.

“We [college students] have a unique view of society,” Welsh said. “As the youngest generation of voters, we have fresh ideas and opinions and should express them through our right to vote.”

As of Nov. 3, 424,823 citizens have casted their votes at the 49 polling locations around Tarrant County, according to the Tarrant County website.

First-year pre-business major Catherine Boring spoke about her experience voting for the first time.

“The experience was very rewarding because I felt like my voice really mattered and I was an active member of society,” Boring said.

On Election Day on Tuesday, voters should bring a valid photo identification to the polls.

Tarrant County registered voters can begin casting their votes on Election Day at 7 a.m. A list of the Election Day polling locations can be found on the Tarrant County website.


Interactive map made by Isabella Masiello