The midterm elections are here! Are you ready to vote? Election day is Tuesday, November 6 and all voters who did not participate in early voting are expected to vote in person.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I AM REGISTERED TO VOTE?
WHERE CAN I VOTE?
If your county participates in the Countywide Polling Place Program (CWPP), you can vote at any location in your county of registration. If your county does not participate in the CWPP, you can only vote at the voting precinct assigned to you.
Your residence is located in a specific “precinct” or area within the county where you will vote on Election Day. You can find your voting precinct location online but many newspapers publish Election Day polling locations as well. Election Day voting hours are 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at all polling places statewide. For questions regarding polling places, always consult your County Elections Office.
DO I NEED TO BRING ANYTHING WITH ME WHEN I VOTE?
When you arrive at the polling place, you will be asked to present one of the seven acceptable forms of photo identification, unless you are a voter with a permanent exemption on your voter registration certificate. If you do not possess a form of acceptable photo identification and you cannot reasonably obtain one, show a supporting form of identification to the election official and execute a Reasonable Impediment Declaration.
Here is a list of the acceptable forms of photo ID:
- Texas Driver License issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
- Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
- Texas Personal Identification Card issued by DPS
- Texas Handgun License issued by DPS
- United States Military Identification Card containing the person’s photograph
- United States Citizenship Certificate containing the person’s photograph
- United States Passport (book or card)
RESEARCH AND KNOW THE ISSUES BEFORE YOU VOTE
Be it a senate or city council election, candidates almost always share the vision for their time in office on their websites. Voters should review information and consider how it aligns with their personal beliefs about how government should function.
Want to know who will be on your ballot? You can search by the county you live in.