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Special to The News-Courier—
BENJAMIN—County clerk Lisa Cypert is now accepting applications for ballots by mail until Feb. 21.
The clerk must receive them by March 3. In addition, applications can be faxed or emailed provided that an original copy is received no later than the fourth business day.
To be eligible, you must be 65 years or older, be disabled, be out of the county on election day or during the early voting period or be confined in jail.
Feb. 3 will be the last day to register to vote if you are a United States citizen, a resident of the county, at least 17 years and 10 months old and 18 by election day, are not a convicted felon unless the sentence, parole or probation has been completed or are not been declared to be totally mentally incapacitated or partially incapacitated without the right to vote.
To confirm your registration status, you can go to votetexas.gov and perform a search using your Texas driver’s license, voter ID or your first and last names.
Early voting will be allowed between Feb. 18 and Feb. 28 at the clerk’s office.