Here you will find valuable information and resources to help you at the polls when you cast your ballot.

Early Voting is from October 13-30 for the November election

“I have said this before, and I will say it again. The vote is precious. It is almost sacred. It is the most powerful non-violent tool we have in a democracy.”

—John Lewis

Staying Informed

What does being an informed voter mean?

Being an informed voter means that you are knowledgeable about the issues and positions of candidates when voting. Knowledge empowers you to have the ability to make decisions without influence from outside factors that are intended to persuade those who may not fully understand a candidate’s platform or ideas. 

Be an active researcher

When you are listening to politicians, see if they address the issues/questions raised, or if they use political rhetoric strategies to avoid giving a direct answer. It’s important to read between the lines to understand what they are truly saying.

Do NOT be cynical

It is important to understand that if more people decide not to vote, our democracy will be at greater risk. The healthiest democracy is one where everyone participates. It is up to us to be aware of these campaign strategies and create change, but it will only happen if we all play our part.

Use reliable sources

When researching candidates, use scholarly sources, non-partisan news outlets, and follow reporters on social media. Here are some of our favorites:

Texas Organizing Project
Texas Civil Rights Project
Deeds Not Words
Jolt Action

Texas Rising
United We Dream
Alliance Youth Action
Texas Tribune

“Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a potential activist, every minute a chance to change the world.” 

—Dolores Huerta

Forms of ID to Bring

There’s not much you need to vote, but one thing is for sure that you need to bring an ID. As long as you bring one of the following, you’re good to go:

  • Texas Drivers License
  • Texas Election Identification Certificate
  • Texas personal identification card issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Texas license to carry a handgun issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety
  • United States military identification card containing the person’s photo
  • United States citizenship certificate containing the person’s photo
  • United States passport

“Give light and people will find the way.” 

—Ella Baker

Election Day Checklist

It’s important to make a plan to vote, here are some things to consider on Election Day:

  • What day do I plan on going to the polls? 
  • What time?
  • Can I safely bring a friend? 
  • How am I getting there? 
  • What type of ID am I going to bring? 
  • Do I have a clean mask?
  • Do I have hand sanitizer?
  • Did I write down my candidates on paper to bring in with me?

Remember that the hours of voting on Election Day are 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

If you have any issues at the polls call the voter protection hotline at: 1-866-OUR-VOTE