It’s Election Day, if you haven’t already taken advantage of early voting, here’s all you need to know about how you can still vote.
What if I mailed my ballot in?
With the period of early voting now over, voters must be aware that the time to register to vote as well as apply for a mail-in ballot are now also over. Voters who opted to mail in their vote must have their ballot delivered by 7 pm today if the envelope isn’t postmarked; if it is postmarked for Election Day, than it will be valid so long as it arrives to the proper country by 5 pm on Wednesday, November 9.
How do I check my ballot status?
Voters can check the status of their ballot on the Texas Secretary of State website.
Where can I vote?
Enter your registration information here to see a comprehensive list of voting locations in your area.
What do I need to bring?
You will need photo ID. Acceptable forms of identification include:
- Texas Department of Public Safety-issued Texas driver’s license
- US passport
- Texas election ID certificate
- US military ID with photo
- US citizenship certificate with photograph
- Texas personal ID card
- Texas handgun license
Note: if ID forms are expired for voters aged 18-69, ID is still acceptable if expired for a time period of less than four years. That is unless voters the age of 70 or older, in which case expiration doesn’t apply so long as the ID is valid.
What if I don’t have an ID?
Voters without proper ID can still vote so long as there is acceptable reason, are willing to sign a sworn statement testifying to the fact, and can present one of the following documents:
- birth certificate
- voter registration certificate
- government document with voter’s name and address, i.e. bank statement, paycheck, present utility bill
What if I can’t provide any of the above?
If unable to fulfill the aforementioned requirements, voters can submit a provisional ballot. For the ballot to be considered, the person has six calendar days following Election Day to present the proper documentation (aforementioned photo ID, temporary affidavit, or disability exemption if applicable) to the voter registrar’s office.