Saturday is Election Day. Here's what Central Texans need to know.
If you haven't voted yet in the May elections, Saturday is your last chance. A couple constitutional amendments and a number of local offices and propositions are on the ballot. Austinites, for example, will have the chance to weigh in onmarijuana and police tactics.
Here’s what you need to know to vote.
Make sure you’re registered
Go here to verify your registration anywhere in the state.
You must vote at a polling location in the county where you live.
Travis County polling locations are open Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Here’s a map:
Check wait times at Travis County locations here.
Don’t forget your ID
Make sure to bring a photo ID. The ID should be up to date or can be expired up to four years. Voters 70 or older can bring a photo ID that has been expired for any length of time.
If you had trouble getting an ID and don’t have one, here are some alternatives:
- government document showing your name and an address, such as your voter registration certificate
- current utility bill
- bank statement
- government check
- birth certificate
If you use one of these, you’ll have to sign a form that says you had a reasonable impediment to getting an ID.
Voting by mail?
If you're voting by mail, make sure your county's elections office receives your ballot on or before Election Day. You can mail in your ballot or hand deliver the sealed envelope to your county's elections office. You'll need to show ID if you go in person. The League of Women Voters has put together a guide to voting by mail for Central Texas voters here.
You can check the status of your mail-in ballot on the Texas Secretary of State's website here.
What’s on the ballot?
- Travis County voters can type in their information here to see what will be on their ballot.
- Williamson County voters can find their sample ballot here.
- Hays County voters can view a sample ballot here.
More voting resources, from KUT:
- Austinites get to vote on weed and no-knock warrants this election. Here's what you need to know.
- Confused by the proposed amendments on the ballot in Texas? Here’s a translation.
- 5 answers to common questions about the Texas constitutional amendments on the ballot
- Here's what you need to know to vote in the May 7 election in Hays County.
- Here's what you need to know to vote in the May 7 election in Williamson County
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