Voting in Texas: All You Need to Know

outside view of the Texas CapitolIt’s time to vote, Texas! 

Here’s some fast facts about the 2022 Midterm Elections for the State of Texas:

Early Voting ends:

November 4

General Election Day:

November 8 

What’s on the Ballot:

Click this link for a Sample Ballot, and check your precinct for precinct-specific ballots. A great idea is to look at the ballot for your precinct and do a little research on each candidate. While you think you may know your decision on the “big ones” such as Governor, you may not know everything you need to know about every Judge or every State Board of Education seat. You are allowed to bring written notes into your voter booth, so don’t feel like you have to remember everything!

woman smiles as she votes

Want to find your polling place?

Use this link and enter your information in the “Am I registered?” Box and it will tell you where you can go vote. Find Your Polling Place

Voter ID:

Voters can bring 1 of 7 forms of ID with them to the polls:

  1. Texas Drivers License
  2. Texas Election ID Certificate
  3. Texas Personal ID card
  4. Texas Handgun License
  5. US Citizenship Certificate with Photo
  6. US Military ID card
  7. US Passport (Book or Card)

top of the Texas Capitol building

Some Rules at Your Polling Place:

There is no “campaigning” allowed within 100 feet of the polling place. You may see people handing out fliers, but they should remain 100 feet outside of the polling location. Voters may not wear clothing or anything else that promotes a candidate or party. You may bring written notes into the voting booth, but phones/recording devices are not allowed. You may be asked by election workers to turn off your phone inside your polling station.

Three women with voting stickers

Resources for Voting in Texas

There are so many resources to check out, but some of our favorites on voting in Texas are:

VoteTexas.Gov 

BallotPedia 

Make Voting a Priority

Why is voting important? “…Our political leaders will know our priorities only if we tell them, again and again, and if those priorities begin to show up in the polls.” – Peggy Noonan

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Jenny’s family has deep Houston roots. Raised in Cypress, this Texas girl married a Louisiana boy. While they loved their time in the Baton Rouge area - they eventually moved back to Houston in 2008, first living in the Galleria area, then slowly working their way further and further West down I-10, eventually landing in Katy where they’ve been since 2015. She has a passion for bringing people together using the power of Social Media. Today you can find her making a fool of herself on Instagram and raising Ellie {2012} and Jack {2015} with her husband Grant. She loves all things comedy, pop culture, macaroni and cheese, and writing about what brings us all together. The only thing in life that she can guarantee is that as you are reading this, there is laundry in her dryer that she is avoiding.

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