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Rep. Ed Schieffer

View from the Capitol, by State Rep. Ed Schieffer

 Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:55 am

By now, all of you are aware of the general election coming up on November 4. Please vote! If you want or need to vote early, you can go to the courthouse and request a ballot. If you have special needs, you can get an absentee ballot or you can ask to vote in your car. You can contact the county clerk’s office and she will make arrangements to meet

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