Upcoming Elections in Texas

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
Absentee Ballot Request deadline - By Mail: Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail 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)
  • Burleson Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Ken Shetter - Population(36,690)
  • College Station Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Nancy Berry - Population(93,857)
  • Corpus Christi Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Nelda Martinez - Population(305,215)
  • Edinburg Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Richard H. Garcia - Population(77,100)
  • 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)
  • Schertz Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Michael R. Carpenter - Population(31,465)
  • Socorro Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Jesus Ruiz - Population(32,693)
  • Texarkana Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Bob Bruggeman - Population(36,411)
  • Weslaco Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: David Suarez - Population(36,846)
  • Wichita Falls Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Glenn Barham - Population(104,553)
November 8, 2016

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Can I Take 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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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

Am I eligible To Vote in Texas?

Most States require citizens to be registered in order to vote. Make sure you understand the voter registration requirements of your State of residence. Check if you are eligible to vote in Texas

How/Where Do I Register To Vote in Texas?

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What's on Texas ballot in 2016

Do you know what you are voting for in 2016? Click here to see what will be on the statewide and local ballots

Who Can Vote in Primaries in Texas?

Primary elections are one means by which a political party nominates candidates for the next general election. Check if you are eligible to vote in Primary Elections in Texas

Can I Register To Vote At The Polls On Election Day?

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Am I eligible To Vote Absentee Ballot in Texas?

Most States allow voters to vote using an absentee ballot under certain circumstances. Do you know if you are eligible to vote absentee ballot and how to vote absentee ballot in Texas? Check on the requirements for requesting and returning an absentee ballot

If My Address Has Changed Do I Need To Re-register To Vote?

When you register to vote, your voter registration is linked to your residential address. When registered voters move, they are supposed to update their registration records with election officials before voting Check if you need to re-register to vote

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