Helpful Voting Links — Texas
For voting information specific to your state, click on the links below or in the blue or grey boxes. Or, browse the options below for an extensive directory of additional resources.
Primary/Caucus Info — Texas
What's on the ballot?
Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot. As Texas has its state primary and presidential primary on the same date in 2016, note that you may request a nonpartisan ballot that includes nonpartisan state races only if you do not wish to participate in the partisan election.
See Where Your Elected Officials Stand — Texas
Voter ID Requirements — Texas
What forms of ID are acceptable?
In September 2016 Texas amended their photo ID requirement to allow voters without ID to provide a Reasonable Impediment Declaration, explaining why they were unable to secure a photo ID. They will then be allowed to vote.
Voters that have and of the photo IDs listed below are required to present them at the polls:
- Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
- Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
- Texas personal identification card issued by DPS
- Texas concealed handgun license issued by DPS
- United States military identification card containing the person’s photograph
- United States citizenship certificate containing the person’s photograph
- United States passport
Early & Absentee Voting — TexasRequest an Absentee Ballot
Early Voting Dates: Oct. 24th to Nov. 4th
You can vote in person at any early voting location in your county from Oct. 24th to Nov. 4th before the election. No excuse required.
To vote by mail, first you’ll need to apply for a ballot (click here) no later than Oct. 28th. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be postmarked by the day before the election.
You’ll need to give an excuse to vote by mail ballot. Info here on what qualifies.