Two percent of Texans have cast primary ballots so far

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EARLY VOTING

Early voting for the March 4 primary election runs through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Locations

• Tarrant County Elections Center, 2700 Premier St., Fort Worth. This is the main early voting site. Emergency and limited ballots are available there.

• All Saints Catholic Church Parish Hall, 200 NW 20th St., Fort Worth

• Arlington Subcourthouse, 700 E. Abram St.

• Asia Times Square, 2615 W. Pioneer Parkway, Grand Prairie

• Bedford Public Library, 2424 Forest Ridge Drive

• Benbrook Community Center, 228 San Angelo Ave.

• B.J. Clark Annex, Room 4, 603 Southeast Parkway, Azle

• Bob Duncan Center, 2800 S. Center St., Arlington

• Center for Community Service Junior League of Arlington, 4002 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington

• Colleyville City Hall, 100 Main St.

• Crowley Community Center, 900 E. Glendale St.

• Dan Echols Center, 6801 Glenview Drive, North Richland Hills

• Diamond Hill/Jarvis Branch Library, 1300 N.E. 35th St., Fort Worth

• Eagle Mountain-Saginaw school district Administration Building 6, Training Room, 1200 Old Decatur Road, Saginaw

• Euless Public Library, 201 N. Ector Drive

• Elzie Odom Athletic Center, 1601 N.E. Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington

• Forest Hill Civic and Convention Center, 6901 Wichita St.

• Grapevine Community Activities Center, 1175 Municipal Way

• Griffin Subcourthouse, 3212 Miller Ave., Fort Worth

• Haltom City Northeast Center, 3201 Friendly Lane

• Handley/Meadowbrook Community Center, 6201 Beaty St., Fort Worth

• Hurst Recreation Center, 700 Mary Drive

• James Avenue Service Center, 5001 James Ave., Fort Worth

• JPS Health Center Viola M. Pitts/Como, Lower Level, Suite 100, 4701 Bryant Irvin Road N., Fort Worth

• Lake Park Operations Center, 5610 Lake Ridge Parkway, Grand Prairie

• Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway

• Kennedale Community Center, 316 W. Third St.

• Mansfield Subcourthouse, 1100 E. Broad St.

• North Richland Hills Public Library, 9015 Grand Ave.

• Sheriff's Office North Patrol Division, 6651 Lake Worth Blvd., Lake Worth

• Southlake Town Hall, 1400 Main St.

• South Service Center, 1100 S.W. Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington

• Southside Community Center, 959 E. Rosedale St., Fort Worth

• Southwest Community Center, 6300 Welch Ave., Fort Worth

• Southwest Subcourthouse, 6551 Granbury Road, Fort Worth

• Summerglen Branch Library, 4205 Basswood Blvd., Fort Worth

• Tarrant County Plaza Building, 201 Burnett St., Fort Worth

• Villages of Woodland Springs Amenity Center, 12209 Timberland Blvd., Fort Worth

• White Settlement Public Library, 8215 White Settlement Road

• Worth Heights Community Center, 3551 New York Ave., Fort Worth

Temporary voting sites

7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Tarrant County College Northeast Campus, Student Center NSTU 1506, 828 W. Harwood Road, Hurst; Tarrant County College Northwest Campus, WSTU 1305, 4801 Marine Creek Parkway, Fort Worth; Tarrant County College South Campus, Student Center Room SSTU 1112, 5301 Campus Drive, Fort Worth; Tarrant County College Southeast Campus, ESED-Library Room 1211, 2100 Southeast Parkway, Arlington.

7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. University of Texas at Arlington, Maverick Activities Center, 500 W. Nedderman Drive, Arlington; TCU, Brown-Lupton University Union, 2901 Stadium Drive, Fort Worth.

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About 2 percent of Texans have cast ballots for the March 4 primary election, but thousands more are expected to head to the polls before early voting ends Friday.

Among those voters are more than 22,000 local residents — 15,352 Republicans and 7,457 Democrats — who cast their ballots through Saturday in an election that officials say appears to be going smoothly here.

“It’s going really well,” said Steve Raborn, Tarrant County’s election administrator. “I’ve not had any kind of big complaints.”

And he continues to offer the same advice he has offered all along in this second year of the state’s voter ID law: “Bring your photo ID to the polls.”

In the state’s largest counties, more Republicans have voted than their Democratic counterparts, except for in Cameron, El Paso, Hidalgo and Travis counties, according to voting data provided by the Texas Secretary of State’s Office.

More than 188,000 voters, or 2.17 percent of the state’s 8.6 million registered voters, voted in person in the state’s largest 15 counties through Saturday, according to the most recent information.

That includes more than 105,000 Republicans and more than 80,000 Democrats.

Locally, more voters have turned out so far this election than through the first five days of early voting in the past two primary elections.

In 2012, more than 14,000 voters — 3,887 Democrats and 10,881 Republicans — had cast ballots in the first five days of early voting, local election records show.

And in 2010, more than 15,000 voters — 2,415 Democrats and 12,725 Republicans — voted during the same five-day period, local records show.

Texans voting early may cast their ballots at any early voting site in their home county. Sample ballots are listed online at www.tarrantcounty.com/evote.

For information on any election issue, call the Tarrant County Elections Office at 817-831-8683.

Anna Tinsley, 817-390-7610 Twitter: @annatinsley

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