"That really makes it convenient for them," said Lubbock Elections Administrator Dorothy Kennedy. "They can text in 75044 with their zip code of where they want to vote whether it's your house or your place of work."Once you send that text, you'll get one back telling you the three closest voting centers to your zip code. And which ever location you choose, you can't go wrong.
"What a 'vote center' is, it allows you to go to any one of the 37 voting locations that we have," said Kennedy. "Lubbock County residents are used to having vote centers. We've been doing this in November since 2006. There's no wrong place to vote."
And since Citibus is giving free rides to polling places, Ms. Kennedy says there's no excuse to skip out on voting.
"We have a great deal going with Citibus," said Kennedy. "If you show them your voter certificate, and tell them you're going to go vote, they will take you to and from the poll for free on election day. No excuse there are lots of ways to get to the polls tomorrow."
But before you head out, make sure you bring the right identification.
"If folks take their yellow voter registration card with them, which they should have received in the mail this summer, and if they take this that will be great because we are not requiring a photo ID for this election," said Kennedy.
"If they don't have their voter certificate, then they can take their drivers license from DPS, a passport, birth certificate, military ID, even a current bill from LP&L or their bank statements," Kennedy said. "So anything like that will work."
Whatever form of ID you decide on, Ms. Kennedy says to show up early.
"There will be long lines because this is election day so if you missed early voting, those 12 great days that were ahead of us I'm sorry, but tomorrow just be patient and wear some comfortable shoes because you will have a wait when you go to the polls."Below is a full list of the available polling locations:
Lubbock County General & Special Elections
(Eleccin General y Especial del Condado de Lubbock)
Vote Center Locations
(Centros de Votacin)
Tuesday, November 6th, 2012
(Martes, Da 6 de noviembre, 2012)
7:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.
***American Sign Language Interpreters available
***Intrpretes de Lengua de Signos disponible
Abernathy City Hall - 811 Avenue D, Abernathy
(Oficina Municipal de Abernathy, 811 avenida D, Abernathy)
Ace Hardware - 4426 34th St
(Ace Hardware, 4426 calle 34)
Bacon Heights Baptist Church - 5039 53rd St
(Iglesia Bautista Bacon Heights, 5039 calle 53)
Broadview Baptist Church - 1302 N Frankford Ave
(Iglesia Bautista Broadview--1302 avenida Frankford al Norte)
Byron Martin ATC - 3201 Avenue Q***
(Byron Martin ATC--3201 avenida Q)***
Calvary Baptist Church - 5301 82nd St***
(Iglesia Bautista Calvario--5301 Calle 82)***
Casey Administration Building - 501 7th St, Wolfforth
(Edificio de Administracin Casey - 501 calle 7, Wolfforth)
Catholic Diocese of Lubbock - 4620 4th St
(Dicesis Catlica de Lubbock--4620 calle 4)
Cavazos Middle School - 210 N University Ave
(Escuela Secundaria Menor Cavazos--210 avenida Universidad)
Celebration Christian Center - 8001 Upland Ave
(Celebration Christian Center --8001 avenida Upland)
Church on the Rock - 10503 Slide Rd
(Church on the Rock - 10503 carretera Slide)
Elks Lodge No. 1348 - 3409 Milwaukee Ave
(Elks Lodge No. 1348--3409 avenida Milwaukee)
First Assembly of God Church - 3801 98th St
(Primera Iglesia Asamblea de Dios - 3801 calle 98)
Godeke Branch Library - 6707