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
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:
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
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.