Bring a photo ID: You must present one of the seven acceptable forms of photo identification before you can vote:
- Texas driver’s license
- Texas election ID certificate
- Texas personal ID card
- Texas handgun license
- U.S. citizenship certificate with photo
- U.S. military ID card with photo
- U.S. passport (book or card)
Your voter registration card is not mandatory to vote, but bring it if you have it. If your name is spelled differently on the official list than on your ID, showing your registration card may resolve the issue.
Voting locations: Polling locations may be different for early voting and Election Day, so visit your county’s election website—Dallas, Collin, Rockwall or Denton—to make sure you’re headed to the right location.
Be an educated voter: Save yourself time at the polls by being prepared. Do your research on the constitutional amendments, learn about issues and determine how you want to vote before getting to the voting machine. You can bring a list of how you want to vote if it’s not a partisan flyer. To learn more about the constitutional propositions, visit Vote411.org.
Encourage your network: Make a plan to vote, and invite your neighbors and friends to go vote with you.
Vote by mail: To be eligible to vote early by mail in Texas, you must meet at least one of the following criteria:
- Be 65 years old or older
- Be disabled
- Be out of the county on election day and during the period for early voting by personal appearance
- Be confined in jail, but otherwise eligible
You can request the application for a mail-in ballot from the Texas Secretary of State’s office.