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Election Day 2018: What you need to know before heading to the polls

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HOUSTON – Early voting ended in Texas on Friday, so if you want to cast your ballot in the 2018 midterm election you'll have to do so on Tuesday.

One of the big differences between early voting and voting on Election Day is where you can vote. During the early-voting period, you can go to any polling place. However, on Election Day, in Harris County, you must go to the polling place of the precinct where you are registered to vote. Other counties use voting centers, and allow people to cast their ballot at any center.

On Election Day, polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

Identification is required on Election Day, but it doesn't have to be a photo ID. Check below for a list of ID requirements.

To help answer your voting questions on Election Day, KPRC2 will host a phone bank and online discussion by the League of Women Voters of Houston from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. We'll post the phone number and web address here when they are ready to answer your questions.

Helpful links for Election Day

For even more information about the candidates, scroll down to the view the guides from the League of Women Voters.

Voter identification requirements

The following is a list of acceptable forms of identification at the polls:

  • Texas driver license
  • Texas personal ID card issued by DPS
  • Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
  • U. S. military identification card containing the person's photograph
  • Texas license to carry a handgun issued by DPS
  • United States passport
  • United States citizenship certificate containing the person's photograph

If you do not possess or cannot obtain one of the above forms of identification, then you can fill out a declaration at the polls explaining why and bring one of the following supporting documents:

  • Valid Voter Registration Certificate
  • Certified Birth Certificate (must be an original)
  • Copy of or original Bank Statement
  • Copy of or original Government check or paycheck
  • Copy of or original current Utility Bill
  • Copy of or original government document with your name and an address (original required if it contains a photograph)

Voting information outside Harris County

League of Women Voters guides

English version

 

 

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Voters Guide From League of Women Voters (English) (PDF)
Voters Guide From League of Women Voters (English) (Text)

 

Spanish version

 

 

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Voters Guide From League of Women Voters (Spanish) (PDF)
Voters Guide From League of Women Voters (Spanish) (Text)

 

Vietnamese version

 

 

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Voters Guide From League of Women Voters (Vietnamese) (PDF)
Voters Guide From League of Women Voters (Vietnamese) (Text)

 

Click2Hosuton.com and KPRC2 will have all the results after the polls close at 7 p.m.


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