let's start by finding your polling location, this should take less than a minute.
1. Enter your voting address, this should be your home address that you filled out on your registration form.
2. Click the search icon.
3. See your voting location first thing. Copy the location and add it to your phone.
add an event to your calendar and set a reminder in your phone.
On November 6th you should plan your day around voting, that's how important it is. In Texas, polls are open from 7am to 7pm.
Remember, under Texas Election Code Section 200.004, employers are obligated to allow you to leave work to vote unless you have two free hours out of your working hours. In other words, your employer can't prevent you from taking two hours to vote unless you have two hours before or after your shift. See the actual regulation here.
read over the candidates and print out a guide.
You can bring a paper voter guide when you vote! Remember, cell phones will need to be turned off inside the polling location, so if you need a bit of extra information about who's who on the ballot have it written or printed out.
Click the MFOL ATX Voter Guide for information on candidates' stances on gun reform.
Click the Location Based General Guide to be taken to theSkimm, which provides an overview of who's who on the ballot in your area.
make sure you bring a valid form of id.
In Texas, forms of photo identification to vote include:
- Drivers License/Commercial Drivers License, issued by the DPS
- State ID, issued by the DPS
- Concealed Handgun License, issued by the DPS
- US Military ID (with photo)
- US Passport (book or card)
What if my id is expired?
Your form of ID can’t be expired past 4 years if you are between the ages of 18-69. For voters 70 and over, the identification can be expired any amount of time if it is otherwise valid.
WHAT IF MY NAME ON MY ID DOESN'T MATCH?
Your name as printed on the ID does not need to match exactly as your name appears on the registration rolls. As long as the two versions of your name are substantially similar, you will be allowed to vote on a regular ballot.
MY ADDRESS HAS CHANGED.
You can still vote if the address on your ID does not match the address as it appears on the registration rolls.
I DON'T HAVE THOSE FORMS OF ID.
If you cannot reasonably obtain a photo ID that meets this criteria, you can present one of the following documents but must fill out a declaration at the polls describing a reasonable impediment to getting a photo ID. You can present a copy or original version of the following document(s):
-A government document that shows your name and an address (including your voter registration certificate)
-Current utility bill
-Certified domestic birth certificate (U.S State or territory) that establishes your identity , admissible in a court of law.
Bring multiple documents just to be on the safe side.
plan your ride to a polling location.
A few ridesharing companies are graciously giving discounts for rides to polling places. Expand selections to the right to see more information about your preferred rideshare provider.
UBER UP TO $10 OFF PROMO TO POLLING PLACES
In the UBER app on Election Day riders will be prompted with a message to go vote. Most polling locations are close by, making the ride free. Remember, avoid expensive pricing by using Uber during non-peak hours.
1. Make sure you're running the latest version of Uber's app.
2. Enter the promotional code VOTE2018 in your app. (Tap Menu > Payment > Add Promo Code)
3. Request your ride using our polling place locator, right in the Uber app.
4. Be sure to select the most affordable Uber option available in your city (Express POOL, POOL, or UberX, in that order).
important restrictions and reminders.
When going to the polls, you cannot wear clothes, buttons or accessories that display any type of political/campaign messaging or affiliation, as that is considered electioneering. If a person shows up to the polls with such materials, they may be asked to cover up their attire or leave with the request to wear something different. You cannot carry campaign signs or literature into the polls but you can bring in a small voters guide, sample ballot or list of candidates with you to take into the voting booth. Cell phones must be turned off inside a voting site or placed on silent. Photos of ballots are illegal and strictly forbidden (so do NOT take a selfie with your ballot) If you bring in a guide or sample ballot, do NOT leave it in the voting booth as this can also be interpreted as electioneering.
People are allowed to wear campaign materials, hand out literature and poll greet no closer than 100 feet from the door of a polling location. It is the responsibility of the polling site to designate a marker at each location (usually identified by a cone or sign). If an election worker asks you to leave but you are within the legal distance of a designated marker, you can contact the Secretary of State office as you are within your legal right to campaign as long as you are not intimidating voters. You can hand out campaign material but voters must either store it or dispose of it before entering the polls.
You are allowed to place campaign promotional materials (ex, yard signs) outside of polling locations as long as they are no closer than 100 feet from the door of a polling site. If you see someone tampering or destroying such materials, please report it to your elections office.