It’s Election time! This May, all over Texas, there will be municipal elections. Texans are preparing [yet again] to get a say in local races. At MOVE Texas, we’re all about local democracy, it’s where we started out, and we want to make sure you know everything you need to know to weigh in and cast your vote.

Important Dates:

April 6: Voter Registration Deadline  (Click here to check if you’re registered to vote!)

Early Voting: April 24-May 2

Last day to apply for mail-in ballot: April 25

Election Day: May 6

What’s a Municipal Election?

A Municipal Election is an election held within a city, town, or rural municipality to elect local representatives, such as mayors, city council members, and school boards, as well as vote on ballot propositions.

Civics 101: A ballot proposition gives voters a direct say in the direction they think their city should take on a specific issue. It’s generally placed on the ballot for either the approval or rejection of the voters. You may have seen #VoteYesOnPropA AND #VoteNoOnPropA and been like wait, what? It’s important to remember the heart of municipal elections is that all the things you vote on are specific to your area.



Only cuties vote early (if you vote early you’re a cutie, that’s the rule). It’s the best, most flexible, and absolute safest way to vote! Avoid the long Election Day lines and vote on a Sunday if it’s an option!

  • Early Voting: April 24-May 2

According to the Texas Secretary of State (the person in charge of our elections), you are eligible to vote by mail if you are:

  • 65 years or older
  • Disabled 
  • Out of the county on election day and during the period for early voting by personal appearance
  • Confined in jail, but otherwise eligible

The deadline to apply for a vote by mail ballot for the midterms elections is Tuesday, April 25, 2023. To be clear, your county election’s department must receive your application by the deadline; received, not postmarkedFind an application here. Once you receive your ballot after you apply, make sure it is returned to your county’s elections department by no later than the next business day after each respective Election Day at 5:00 p.m.


We’re celebrating vaccines as much as you are, but remember, y’all, we’re still in a whole pandemic. Although we wish the state could have done more for you, sadly so many will still have to choose between their health and their vote come Election Day. If you choose to go to the polls, once again, wear your mask, wear gloves, bring hand sanitizer, bring your own pen, and keep your distance. 

  • May 6: Election Day 🗳🥳

If you see your county on this list, yeehaw! It means your county participates in the “countywide polling place program” which is a fancy way of saying you can vote at *any* polling place in your county on Election Day, not just at your assigned precinct location. Yay for pro-voter convenience.

You’ve made it this far – you can have a lil playlist as a treat! We put together some of our favorite Texans to listen to while you’re in line to vote. Thanks for being a voter!


All you’ll need to actually vote is a little time out of your day and one valid form of I.D. The acceptable forms of ID are:

  • Texas Driver License 
  • Texas Election Certificate
  • Texas Personal I.D.
  • Texas Handgun License 
  • U.S. Military I.D. (w/ picture)
  • Citizenship or Naturalization Certificate (w/ picture)
  • U.S. Passport (book or card)

If you don’t have access to any of these, you can request a “Reasonable Impediment Declaration” and present any one of these alternative forms of identification:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Current Utility Bill 
  • Government Check
  • Paycheck 
  • Any other government document with your name and address

Put in your address and find your precinct’s polling place:

How do I get there?

No ride, no problem. Our friends at RideShare2Vote can help ya out with a *free* round trip to the polls and back. Just make sure you request your ride 2 hours in advance!

To schedule your free ride: Click here or call us at 888-977-2250.

Problems at the Polls

Voting is easy, but sometimes sh*t happens at the polls that doesn’t feel right. Don’t worry, we have friends for that. Don’t hesitate to reach out: 

(866) OUR-VOTE


(888) VE-Y-VOTA


(888) API-VOTE

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Who am I voting for?

To find what is exactly on YOUR ballot, head over to the website below.


We are voting #YesOnPropA. Here’s why:

Throughout San Antonio, young, marginalized people are disproportionately affected by current policies of criminalization. As part of the SA Stands coalition, MOVE Texas has fought for a Cite & Release ordinance in San Antonio for over four years, in order to help reduce arrests. After multiple attempts were stalled by city officials, and following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, our partners at ACT 4 SA launched the Justice Charter in order to address the problem of criminalization. Together, MOVE, ACT 4 SA, and other partners collected 38,000 signatures to place the Justice Charter on the May 2023 Municipal Election ballot.

The Justice Charter was created with the ultimate goal of empowering San Antonio residents most affected by present inaction to have decision making power regarding public safety. The charter would decriminalize cannabis and abortion, codify cite & release, and ban no-knock warrants and police chokeholds in San Antonio.