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How To Vote In The 2018 Midterm Elections At Texas A&M

September 25, 2018

By Sam Peshek, Texas A&M University Marketing & Communications

Important voting and registration deadlines for the Nov. 6, 2018 midterm election are quickly approaching. Below you will find important information from Brazos County and Texas election offices to help you make your voice heard.

Am I eligible to vote in Texas?

  • Tuesday, Oct. 9 is the last day you can register to vote in the Nov. 6 election.
  • You can confirm your voter registration status and register to vote on the Texas Secretary of State’s Am I Registered? website.
  • Early voting by personal appearance for the Nov. 6 election begins on Oct. 22 and ends on Nov. 2. You may vote at any early voting location in your county of registration.

I’m registered to vote in Brazos County. Can I vote on campus? What about around Bryan-College Station?

After checking your voter registration status on the Texas Secretary of State’s Am I Registered? website, you can view early voting and day of voting centers on brazosvotes.org

You can vote early and on Election Day in the Memorial Student Center on campus in Room L526.

My permanent address is in Texas, but I’m from out of town. How do I vote?

Many Texas A&M students are from out of town. If you are one of them, there are options available for you to vote if you can’t make it back to your hometown to vote.

  • You can vote early by mail once you know where you’re ready to vote.
  • If you want to vote early, you can request an Application for Ballot by Mail (ABBM) from the Early Voting Clerk in the political subdivision conducting your election, or from the Texas Secretary of State. You may also print an ABBM directly from the Texas Secretary of State (PDF). (Spanish version (PDF)
  • The last day to apply for an ABBM to the early voting clerk is Oct. 26, 2018, in order for you to receive a ballot by mail.

How can I find out what’s on my ballot when I go to vote?

You can look at what you will see on your ballot by visiting votetexas.gov and selecting your county’s ballot from the Texas Secretary of State website.

Is there anything I should know before I go to my polling place?

When you get to your polling station, you will be asked to present one of seven acceptable forms of photo ID:

  • 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 form of photo ID? A list of the supporting forms of ID that can be presented is available on texasvotes.gov.

While you do not need to bring your voter registration certificate with you to vote, the Texas Secretary of State highly recommends that you have it with you at the polling place.

Do you still have questions?

Answers to questions not addressed above are available on the votetexas.gov, brazosvotes.org or the Texas Secretary of State website.

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