KUTX wants to help you get out and vote! Below are some resources to help get you ready.
Early voting runs from October 13 to October 30, with election day scheduled for November 3.
If you plan on voting early, now is a great time to get your voting plan together!
Make Sure You Are Registered to Vote
The last day to register to vote is October 5. More information on how to register to vote can be found here.
Make Sure You Have the Proper ID
Here are the forms of ID accepted at Texas polling places
- 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)
If you are between the age of 18 and 69, you can use an acceptable form of ID, even if it is expired, as long as it hasn’t been expired for more than 4 years before the date you present it at the polling place. The only exception is the U.S. Citizenship Certificate, which does not expire.
If you are 70 or older, your acceptable form of photo identification may be expired for any length of time if the identification is otherwise valid.
If you don’t have one of the forms of acceptable photo ID and cannot reasonably obtain one, then you can present one of the following supporting forms of ID at the polling place. You’ll also need to sign a Reasonable Impediment Declaration at the polling place.
- copy or original of a government document that shows the voter’s name and an address, including the voter’s voter registration certificate;
- copy of or original current utility bill;
- copy of or original bank statement;
- copy of or original government check;
- copy of or original paycheck; or
- copy of or original of (a) a certified domestic (from a U.S. state or territory) birth certificate or (b) a document confirming birth admissible in a court of law which establishes the voter’s identity (which may include a foreign birth document).
Make Sure You Know Where to Vote
If you are registered to vote in Travis or Williamson County, you can vote at any polling location in the county in which you are registered
If you live in another county you should check with your local county’s election office about where you can vote.
What About Voting By Mail?
You may be eligible to vote early by mail if you are
- 65 years or older;
- out of the county on election day and during the period for early voting by personal appearance; or
- confined in jail, but otherwise eligible.
Also, be aware that due to demand, mail-in ballot applications should be completed as soon as possible to guarantee that you receive your ballot and can return it in time for election day. This article has more information, including how to mail your ballot or drop it off on Election Day.
The last day to apply to vote by mail is October 23.
If you are attending college or university away from home, but claim residency where your parent or guardian lives, you can also vote early by mail.
You can request an early voting ballot be sent to where you will physically be at election time (i.e school) following these instructions.
Your ballot must be received by your county clerk by the time polls close on Election Day, November 3.
Check Out These Voting Resources
Keep up with debates and election information via KUT News, online or on the FM dial at 90.5 in Austin.