CASS COUNTY, TEXAS — The Texas Secretary of State has accepted Cass County’s application to participate in the countywide polling place program for the November 7, 2023, constitutional amendment election. Cass County’s application to the Secretary of State followed a six-month-long process of planning, compiling information, conducting public hearings, and gathering input from the public. Cass County exceeded the minimum public meeting requirements by holding four public hearings across the county to discuss the potential for countywide voting. Citizens in Hughes Springs will be pleased that the Cass County Commissioners Court also decided to add an additional early voting location in their community and have already purchased the equipment to support that location.
Cass County Judge Travis Ransom said “Voting is the cornerstone of a healthy democracy. It’s your chance to have a say in how your community and country are governed. Ensuring convenient access to voting is essential to making sure more voices can be heard and represented.”
Pursuant to Section 43.007 of the Texas Election Code, following the November 2023 constitutional amendment election under the program, Cass County may apply for “successful” status with the Secretary of State to continue using the countywide polling place program in subsequent elections. Cass County will be conducting non-disruptive exit polling and a thorough after-action review of the process to gather feedback from voters on whether or not Cass County should continue with the countywide program.
For more information go to www.sos.texas.gov or call 800-252-VOTE or contact Cass County Clerk Army Varnell at 903-756-5071.