Voting Frequently Asked Questions
Voting easy and fun! If you have any questions about voting in Texas, here are some questions that people frequently ask us, along with their answers.
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Where do I go vote?
You can find your polling location here: https://teamrv-mvp.sos.texas.gov/MVP/mvp.do (polling locations will be updated 2 days before Early Voting starts). In some cases, polling locations might change up until the day before the election, so make sure to check before you go vote. You can also call our voter hotline at 1-844-TXVOTES, and we can tell you which is your polling location. Many counties let you vote at any polling location in the county during Early Voting. This is very convenient because you can potentially vote near your work, grocery store, or child’s school instead of only being able to vote at your polling place. Check your specific county for early voting locations.
What do I need to bring with me in order to vote?
Just yourself and some form of identification. If you have questions about voter ID, click here: https://secure.battlegroundtexas.com/page/s/voter-id-faq.
What do I do if I can’t vote on Election Day?
There’s always Early Voting! Early voting is a period of time before Election Day when all registered voters can cast their ballots. It's a great way to make sure you have time to vote.
I have a disability. How can I vote?
If you have a disability, in addition to being able to vote early or on Election Day, you can also apply to fill out a ballot by mail (your application must be received by the 11th day before Election Day). Your ballot will be mailed to you, and then you just fill it out and mail it in. More info here: http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/voter/reqabbm.shtml
I'm over 65. How can I vote?
If you’re over 65, in addition to being able to vote early or on Election Day, you can also apply to fill out a ballot by mail (your application must be received by the 11th day before Election Day). Your ballot will be mailed to you, and then you just fill it out and mail it in. More info here: http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/voter/reqabbm.shtml
I don’t speak English. Can I bring a someone who does to assist me at the polls?
Absolutely! Feel free to bring a friend or family member to help you. (The only people you can’t bring are your employer or a member of your labor union).
If I’ll be out of my county, out of the state, or even out of the country on Election Day, how can I vote?
You can apply for an absentee ballot, as long as you will also be gone during Early Voting. More information here: https://www.fvap.gov/texas
Do I have to vote at a particular location?
You definitely must vote within the county you are registered to vote. You may be required to vote at a specific polling location within your county; that’s up to the county itself. Some counties have voting centers where you can vote no matter where you live in the county. Or in some counties, you can vote anywhere in the county, but just during early voting. Early voting is very convenient because you can potentially vote near your work, grocery store, or child’s school instead of only being able to vote at your polling place. Check your specific county's Elections Department for more details.
Sometimes, usually on Election Day, you have to vote in your specific precinct at the polling place closest to you. Find your polling place here: https://teamrv-mvp.sos.texas.gov/MVP/mvp.do (polling locations will be updated 2 days before Early Voting starts). Google your county's Elections Department for more information about your specific county, or call 1-844-TXVOTES or submit the form below to have all your questions answered!
Why should I vote?
If you receive financial aid or are getting student loans, if you pay taxes, if you don’t like the traffic in your community and you think more roads should be built, if you have ever benefited from any social programs (for example health care like CHIP, Medicare, or Medicaid, or a supplemental nutrition program like SNAP or WIC program), you should vote. Regardless of these things, you should have a say in how your city, state, and country works to ensure you, your family, your community, and all of us, have a better life.
If you feel like your vote doesn’t matter, that’s not true. Candidates have won and lost their elections by single-digit numbers of votes.
What do I do if I have problems voting?
Give us a call at 1-844-TXVOTES with any questions or to report any problems. Every registered voter has the right to make their voice heard.