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Texas

Abbreviation: 
TX

Texas Election Dates and Information

The next election date is Tuesday, December 11, 2018 (Local Runoffs - if necessary). The registration deadline is Tuesday, November 13, 2018.

Contact your local Board of Elections for more information.

Texas ID Needed for Voting

All citizens wishing to vote must be on the official list of registered voters. Voters may use one of seven (7) forms of photo ID, listed below. IDs may be expired up to four years. Persons seventy years of age or older may use an expired ID.

Texas Early Voting

In person early voting is available to any registered voter in Texas beginning on the 17th day (12th day before a May election) before an election  - unless it's a weekend then early voting starts on Monday, and ending on the fourth day before Election Day. No excuse is needed to vote early in person. Early voting in person is conducted in the building that houses the office of the County Clerk or City Secretary, or in a place designated by the County Commissioners or City Council.

 

Texas Campaign Finance Information

For information on federal campaign contributions, please visit Open Secrets.

For information on state campaign contributions, please visit your state's resource.

Texas Absentee Ballot Process

To qualify for an absentee ballot, you must be:

Texas Registration Deadline

There is no length of residency requirement before registering to vote in Texas. To vote in an upcoming election, the properly completed voter registration form must be postmarked 30 days before the upcoming election to be valid. In person registration must also be completed 30 days before an election.

Texas Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource.

If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

Texas Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in Texas:

  • You must be registered to vote in Texas
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • Political affiliation generally required
  • You must be a resident of the precinct for 30 days prior to the election
  • You must complete required training

You will be entitled to compensation

Texas Provisions for Voters with Disabilities

If you have a sickness or physical condition that prevents you from voting without personal assistance or voting could negatively impact your health, you are eligible to vote using the early voting by mail materials on election day, at the main early voting polling place, or at your precinct polling place.

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