ABOUT THIS STATE
Look, we know Texas contains multitudes. Queso and brisket and big hats but also Ted Cruz. What a melange! Time to add big-time voting state to the mix this year. You literally have a lot of ground to cover so here's what you need to know to be a voter in the Lone Star State.Be a voter
Voter Registration Deadline
Recommended Absentee/Mail-In Ballot Request Deadline
Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Request Deadline
Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Return Deadline (by mail, MUST be postmarked by Election Day)
How do I make sure I'm registered to vote?
Can I register the same day I want to vote?
Can I vote by mail?
Can I vote early?
Do I need an ID?
How do I cast my ballot?
SINCE YOU LAST VOTED…
Since 2020, it’s become harder to cast your ballot in Texas. Here are the changes you need to pay attention to:
When registering to vote…
- Texas will now send address confirmation notices to people with commercial post offices or other non-residential addresses. If you receive one, you’ll need to affirm your address via mail, including documentation of ID, or risk being taken off the voter roll. This does not apply to military members or college students.
When making a plan to vote…
- Curbside and overnight voting are no longer available in Texas.
- Working on Election Day, not having transportation to the polls, and sicknesses not requiring a personal assistant are no longer valid qualifications for requesting an absentee ballot.
- When voting absentee, you’ll now need to include the last four digits of your SSN or your driver’s license number both on the ballot and on a specific part of the envelope. This number needs to match the form of ID used when registering to vote (if you don’t remember which one you used, put down both.)
- There’s a new form you must fill out if you are assisting others in filling out their ballot; it’s a felony if you don’t!
When casting your vote…
- There are no more drop boxes in Texas.
- There’s a new online ballot tracking system that you can use to ensure your vote is counted.
- If you requested a mail ballot but are voting in-person, you’ll cast a provisional ballot unless you return the unvoted mail ballot.
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