Northeast Tarrant

Hundreds of voters mistakenly go to Keller Town Hall

Hundreds of voters mistakenly went to Keller Town Hall, which is not a polling place, on Tuesday.
Hundreds of voters mistakenly went to Keller Town Hall, which is not a polling place, on Tuesday. Star-Telegram

Hundreds of misguided voters went to Keller Town Hall Tuesday, only to be turned away because it’s not a polling location.

"It happens every election," said Rachel Reynolds, spokeswoman for the city. "Town Hall is one of the most popular early voting locations, so a lot of people come here to vote out of habit, though it never is an Election Day location."

A few years ago, Tarrant County placed poll workers in the Town Hall lobby to help voters find the correct polling place. As of 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, 345 people had gone to Town Hall intending to vote.

"It's not as big of a deal early, but it's very disheartening when the polls are about to close and you don't know if they can make it," Reynolds said.

The city of Keller put reminders that Town Hall isn't an Election Day polling location in all its early voting information, as well several times on social media before Tuesday.

Reynolds said nearly 1,000 people had to be turned away during the primary election in the spring.

For a list of precincts with their addresses, go to accesstarrantcounty.com.

Mark David Smith: 817-390-7808, @MarkSmith_FWST

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