By Sam Peshek, Texas A & M University Marketing & Communications
Important voting and registration deadlines for the mid-term elections of 6 November 2018 are rapidly approaching. Below you will find important information from Brazos County and Texas Electoral Offices to help you make your voice heard.
Can I vote in Texas?
- Tuesday, October 9th is the last day when you can register to vote in the November 6 elections.
- can confirm your voter registration status and register to vote on the Secretary of State of Texas Am I registered? website.
- The early voting by personal appearance for the November 6 elections begins on October 22nd and ends on November 2nd. You can vote at any early voting venue in your county of registration.
I am registered to vote in the county of Brazos. Can I vote on campus? What about Bryan-College Station?
After checking the registration status of voters on the Texas Secretary of State Am I registered? website, you can view early voting is day of the vote center on brazosvotes.org
You can vote in advance and election day in Memorial Student Center on campus in room L526.
My permanent address is in Texas, but I come from outside the city. How to vote?
Many Texas A & M students come from out of town. If you are one of them, there are options available for your vote if you can not return to your hometown to vote.
- can vote early by mail once you know where you are ready to vote.
- If you want to vote in advance, you can request a mail-order question (ABBM) from the early voting officer in the political subdivision leading the election, or from the Texas Secretary of State. You could too print an ABBM directly from the Texas Secretary of State (PDF). (Spanish version (PDF)
- The last day to request the ABBM to the secretary is October 26, 2018, so that you can receive a card by post.
How can I know what is in my vote when I go to vote?
You can see what you will see on your vote by visiting votetexas.gov and selecting your county's vote from Texas Secretary of State website.
Is there anything I should know before going to my polling station?
When you arrive at your polling station, you will be asked to submit one of the seven acceptable forms of identity document:
- Texas driving license issued by the Texas Public Security Department (DPS)
- Texas Identification Identification Certificate issued by DPS
- Texas Personal Identification Card issued by DPS
- Texas Handgun license issued by DPS
- US military identification card containing photograph of the person
- US Citizenship Certificate containing the person's photograph
- United States Passport (book or card)
Do not you have an acceptable form of ID with photo? A list of the forms of ID support that can be presented is available on texasvotes.gov.
While it is not necessary to bring the voter registration certificate with you to vote, the Texas Secretary of State strongly recommends having him with you to the polling station.
Do you still have questions?
The answers to the questions not addressed above are available on votetexas.gov, brazosvotes.org or the Texas Secretary of State website.
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