Election runs smoothly under new voter ID law

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Updated: 11/06/2013 11:47 pm
Local election administrators say the voter ID process went smoothly for the first time under that new law.

In Lubbock County about 12 percent of the more than 14,000 who cast a ballot also signed an affidavit to change the name on their voter registration card. This change made the name on their voter ID card an exact match with with the name on their government-issued photo ID.

Elections Office Spokeswoman, Kim Davis, said all those voters' ballots were counted, as were ballots cast by those with slight name mismatches who chose to initial verification forms instead.

Davis said to avoid the extra step during the primary elections in March, voter registration card changes can easily be made beforehand.

"You can go to votelubbock.org, and you can find a link that will take you to the secretary of state's website and it will be able to come up on the website and you can take care of all your information there, where it says change of name," Davis said, "It's just like changing your address and you can handle it through the website." 

There are also instructions for making changes and submitting them by mail on the back of your voter registration card.

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