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Early voting begins Monday
Collin County residents may cast their ballots for the presidential election beginning Monday.
Early voting will run through Nov. 2, with Election Day on Nov. 6. During the early voting period, voters may cast their ballots at any polling location.
In addition to the race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, voters will be able to pick replacements for two of the most influential women in Texas politics.
Kay Bailey Hutchison has announced her retirement from the U.S. Senate, a seat she has held since 1993. She will be replaced by either Republican Ted Cruz, Democrat Paul Sadler, Libertarian John Jay Myers or Green Party candidate David B. Collins.
The state senate seat occupied by Florence Shapiro since 1993 will also be up for grabs because the former Plano mayor declined to seek another term. Running to replace Shapiro are current Republican state Rep. Ken Paxton, as well as Democratic challenger Jack Ternan and Libertarian Ed Kless.
Other races on the ballot include two spots on the Railroad Commission, one spot on the state board of education and various judicial positions.
Early voting locations in Plano include Carpenter Park Recreation Center, 6701 Coit Road; Christ United Methodist Church, 3101 Coit Road; Haggard Library, 2501 Coit Road; Harrington Library, 1501 18th Street; Davis Library, 7501 Independence Parkway; Parr Library, 6200 Windhaven Parkway; and the Plano ISD Administration Building, 2700 West 15th Street.
Polling hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Oct. 22-26, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct. 27, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 28 and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Oct. 29-Nov. 2.