The Taylor County Elections Office will offer early voting to students in the McGlothlin Campus Center Monday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
The early voting for November’s general election is open to any registered voter in Taylor County who has a form of state, issued identification or a voter registration card.
Barbara Pinkston, register clerk for the Taylor County Elections Office, said the purpose of mobile early voting locations is to ensure more people have a chance to vote.
“Sometimes things come up on the actual election day. If you vote early, then your vote is cast,” Pinkston said. “We count those votes first. It allows you to be sure you get to vote. The bottom line is it’s all about convenience.”
Pinkston said mobile voting locations tend to vary depending on the year, but the county has five permanent early-voting locations, including the United Supermarket on E.N. 10th Street, K-Mart, Hastings, The Mall of Abilene and the elections office at Taylor County Plaza.
Joel Swedlund, Campus Center manager, said he tries to have early voting on campus every year, because the convenience gives students an added incentive to vote.
“We want to have our students be able to vote and become involved with the community they are now a part of,” he said.”We want to make it as easy as possible. Some students aren’t willing to go out and find a place, so this provides them an opportunity.”
A complete list of voting locations can be found at www.taylorcountytexas.org/election1.html.