2013 Events Calendar
|Last Day of Early Voting||November 1,2013|
|Last Day to Receive Ballot by Mail||November 5,2013|
|Uniform Election Day||November 5,2013|
Poll Hours: 7:00 AM-7:00 PM
Bring Appropriate identification with you to the polls
- All voters who appear at a polling place for the first time must show proof of identification
Any of the following IDs may be used:
- A driver's license or personal identification card issued to you by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
You may also bring a similar document issued to you by an agency of another state, even if the license or card has expired;
- A form of identification that contains your photograph and establishes your identity;
- A birth certificate or other document confirming birth that is admissible in a court of law and establishes the person's identity;
- Your United States citizenship papers;
- Your United States passport;
- Official mail addressed to you by a governmental entity;
- A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck,
or other government document that shows your name and address; or
- Any other form of identification prescribed by the Texas Secretary of State.
To vote in Texas, you must be registered. Simply pick up a voter registration application, fill it out, and mail it at least 30 days before the election date.
The deadline to register and be eligible to vote in the November 6, 2012 General Election is October 9, 2012. This can be either the postmark date or the date the application is received in the office of the voter registrar. You may, of course, register at any time before that date to ensure that your registration is effective for voting in November. You can obtain a voter registration application from your voter registrar's office, libraries, most post offices, high schools, or from this office.
To register to vote in the State of Texas, an individual must meet the following qualifications:
- You are a United States citizen;
- You are a resident of the county where you submit the application;
- You are at least 18 years old on Election Day;
- You are not a convicted felon (you may be eligible to vote if you have
completed your sentence, probation, and parole); and
- You have not been declared by a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be
either totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.
Where, when, and how to vote
- Pick up a voter registration application at your library, any government office, or download one from this site. Mail your completed application to the Voter Registrar in your county. Upon acceptance, your voter registration will be effective 30 days from registration.
- You'll be mailed a voter registration certificate or card with your name,
address, and the number of the precinct in which you'll vote. (A precinct is a geographic area in your county.) Check your local newspaper on the Saturday before the election for the address of the polling place for your precinct and, on election day, arrive there between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. to cast your ballot.
Show your voter registration card or a valid I.D. to the election official and, depending on the type of voting machine they use, they'll provide you with a paper ballot or, for an electronic voting machine, a number or ballot activator card that enables you to vote on the machine.
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