Upcoming Elections in Texas

Poll Hours: 7:00 AM-7:00 PM

Sec. 41.031. VOTING HOURS.: Except as provided by Section 41.033, the polls shall be opened at 7 a.m. for voting and shall be closed at 7 p.m. A voter who has not voted before the time for closing the polls is entitled to vote after that time if the voter is inside or waiting to enter the polling place at 7 p.m.

How can I find my polling location?

If you do not know where your polling place is,you can use team1.sos.state.tx.us to find your polling location.To do a polling place search, you may select one of three methods: search by: 1. your Texas driver's license number, if you provided it when you applied for voter registration; 2. your Voter Unique Identifier (VUID),which appears on your voter registration certificate; or 3. your first and last name

2016 Election Dates and Deadlines

November 8,2016 - General election day`
Candidate Ballot Access - Write-In candidates ballot access deadline: First day candidates may file declaration of write-in candidacy for November 8 general election. July 23,2016
Voter Registration Ends: Last day citizens may register to vote in November 8 general election. October 11,2016
Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting starts: First day of early voting by personal appearance for November 8 general election. October 24,2016
Early Voting/Absentee Voting By Mail Ends : Last day for early voting clerk to receive application for ballot by mail for November 8 general election. October 28,2016
Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting ends: Last day of early voting by personal appearance for November 8 general election. November 4,2016
Absentee Ballot return deadline - By Mail: Last day for vote by mail ballot to be received (by 7:00 p.m.) November 8,2016
Mayoral Elections and Others
  • Bryan Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Jason P. Bienski - Population(76,201)
  • College Station Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Nancy Berry - Population(93,857)
  • Corpus Christi Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Nelda Martinez - Population(305,215)
    November
  • Midland Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Jerry Morales - Population(111,147)
  • Odessa Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: David Turner - Population(99,940)
  • Pflugerville Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Jeff Coleman - Population(46,936)
  • San Marcos Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Daniel Guerrero - Population(44,894)
    November
  • Schertz Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Michael R. Carpenter - Population(31,465)
    November
  • Socorro Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Jesus Ruiz - Population(32,693)
  • Weslaco Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: David Suarez - Population(36,846)
November 8, 2016
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Time Off For Voting: Yes

Employees must be given time to vote without any penalty if polls are not open for 2 consecutive hours outside the employee's work day.

Voting At The Polls On Election Day

Polling places are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. Anyone in line at 7:00 p.m. will be allowed to vote.

Texas voters must show a photo ID to vote in elections in Texas, unless you are exempt

  • Texas driver license—unexpired or expired no longer than 60 days at the time of voting
  • Texas personal identification card—unexpired or expired no longer than 60 days at the time of voting
  • Texas concealed handgun license—unexpired or expired no longer than 60 days at the time of voting
  • U.S. passport book or card—unexpired or expired no longer than 60 days at the time of voting
  • U.S. Military identification with photo—unexpired or expired no longer than 60 days at the time of voting
  • U.S. Citizenship Certificate or Certificate of Naturalization with photo
  • If you are voting by mail, you do not have to submit a photo ID
  • If you have a documented disability, you may apply at your county voter registrar for a permanent exemption from the photo ID requirement. If approved, you will not need a photo ID to vote.

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Can I Register At The Polls On Election Day?

NO: Texas does not provide Same Day Voter Registration. You must register to vote by the voter registration deadline in order to vote in an election. If you miss the voter registration deadline for an election you should contact your local election office.

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