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. Texas is holding its statewide primary and general elections on March 1 and November 8, respectively. Local elections will be taking place on May 7 as well. (Source: Ballot Ready)Am I Registered?
Local Election Registration Deadline
Primary Runoff Election Registration Deadline
Primary Runoff Vote By Mail Request Deadline
Early Voting (Primary Runoff)
Primary Runoff Vote By Mail Return Deadline (in person, May 3 by mail)
Primary Runoff Election (where necessary)
How do I make sure I'm registered to vote?
Can I register the same day I want to vote?
Do I have to be registered as a Democrat or Republican to vote in my primary?
Can I vote by mail?
Can I vote early?
Do I need an ID?
what's new in texas voting in 2022
OK, let's be real here. Texas did some kinda shady things in 2021 when it comes to changing the way that elections are conducted. It's not fair and it's not right, but that doesn't mean we can't overcome it. So here's what you need to know about how election laws have changed since 2020 to make sure your ballot gets counted. First, you should know that curbside voting and overnight voting are no longer available in Texas. Second, Texas has limited the people who qualify for absentee (or by mail) ballots. People who have to work on election day or do not have transportation unfortunately no longer qualify for absentee ballots. Third, Texas will no longer have drop boxes for absentee ballots. Fourth, Texas has added new ID requirements when applying for or submitting an absentee ballot. Absentee voters now need to include either a driver's license number or the last four digits of their Social Security number on their ballot application (and on a specific location of the envelope that is used to mail the ballot back). The number that you put in the absentee ballot application has to match the ID number you used to register to vote. If you don't remember which number you used, include both, just to be safe. Take a deep breath. You got this.
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