You can’t miss all the campaign ads or the talking heads on TV who are over-explaining the importance of the coming fall election. Yes, the election is important but all are. The question is are you ready?
YOU GOT TIME TO REGISTER IF YOU ARE NOT …
Texas law requires eligible voters to register by the 30th day before Election Day. The voter registration deadline for the Nov 8, 2022 Election is Oct 11, 2022.
To confirm your voter registration status, you can visit the Texas Secretary of State’s Am I Registered?’ portal, which allows you to look up your voter registration record in the statewide voter registration database.
NEED TO FILL OUT AN APPLICATION …
MOVED, CHANGED YOUR NAME, NEED TO UPDATE INFO …
Texans who have recently changed their name or moved can easily update their voter registration online through Texas.gov. Click here to update your voter registration information online.
DATES TO REMEMBER FOR TARRANT COUNTY VOTERS …
- Last day to register to vote: Tuesday, October 11, 2022 (Postmarked)
- Last day to apply for Ballot by Mail: Friday, October 28, 2022 (Received)
- Early Voting: Monday, October 24, 2022 – Friday, November 4, 2022
- Election Day: Tuesday, November 8, 2022
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO EARLY VOTE OR VOTE ON ELECTION DAY …
A current photo ID is a basic requirement. For most, it will simply be a current Texas Driver’s License. However, many will not have a driver’s license for a variety of reasons. The State of Texas recognizes 7 different acceptable options.
- 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 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 (book or card)
DON’T HAVE AN ACCEPTABLE PHOTO ID …
If you don’t have one of the previously listed options there are other options all starting with the filling out a Reasonable Impediment Declaration (RID) (PDF) at the polls and presenting an alternative form of ID, such as a utility bill, bank statement, government check, or a voter registration certificate.
For more information click link: Voter ID Requirements for Voting in Person
VOTING BY MAIL IS POSSIBLE …
If you are in the armed services, 65 years or older, scheduled to be out of town on election day, expecting to give birth within 3 weeks of election day, or disabled voting by mail is possible.
Call your local or county office holding the election and request that an application to vote by mail be sent to you, or download the application here (PDF). Be sure and send it back as early as possible that means it can be returned as early as 60 days before the November
Find more details @ Voting by mail
All AMERICANS HAVE THE RIGHT TO VOTE …
All American citizens have a basic right to vote as long as they are of age (18), not currently serving time for a felony conviction, or have not been judged by a court to be mentally incapacitated.
Having a court-appointed guardian does not disqualify a voting right unless the appointment specifically denies the right.
Not being able to read or write is not a disqualification nor is being non-English speaking, being blind, deaf, and/or mute, or being physically unable to check or mark a ballot for themselves.
THERE ARE LIMITS TO ASSISTANCE …
Voters have the right to use interpreters or other helpers at the polls but those assisting limited/disabled voters can not …
- Try to influence the voter’s vote;
- Mark the voter’s ballot in a way other than the way they have asked;
- Tell anyone how the voter voted;
- Be their employer or employed by their employer;
- Be an officer or agent of a union if the voter is a member.
For more information on voters with limitations/disabilities see – Voters with special needs
WHERE DO I VOTE …
Early Voting Location Information