Texas General Election – Early Voting Begins Today, October 22, 2018

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Early voting for the November 6, 2018 General Election Day begins today, October 22, 2018 and runs through November 2, 2018.  Here is a list of candidates endorsed by the Texas Gulf Coast AFL-CIO.  Feel free to print out this voting guide for Working Families and take it with you to the polls.  On November 6, Texas voters will decide who will hold several statewide, legislative and congressional seats.

 

Early voting starts today and runs through through November 2

Where am I allowed to vote early?

You can find early voting locations at the same website that allows you to check whether you are registered to vote. Unlike on Election Day, you are allowed to vote early at any polling location in the county you are registered to vote in.

Who is eligible to vote early?

Anyone who is registered to vote may vote early. However, you must do so in person. Only certain voters can mail in their ballots.


Election Day is 

Are polling locations the same on Election Day as they are during early voting?

No, they are not. That’s why it’s important to find your polling locations ahead of time. While a few counties might have exceptions, you may be allowed to vote only in your designated precinct.


What form of ID do I need to bring?

You can see more details about the acceptable forms of ID in this Texplainer, but here’s a summary.

Voting in Texas requires a valid photo ID. Polling places accept seven types of photo ID:

1) A state driver’s license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)

2) A Texas election identification certificate (issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety)

3) A Texas personal identification card (issued by DPS)

4) A Texas license to carry a handgun (issued by DPS)

5) A U.S. military ID card that includes a personal photo

6) A U.S. citizenship certificate that includes a personal photo

7) A U.S. passport

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