Early voting begins today in Texas; Constitutional amendments on the ballot

SHREVEPORT - Early voting is underway in Texas for the November 7 election.

Early voting will run through November 3.

“As voting season begins next week, I would like to remind all Texas voters to take advantage of early voting in order to ensure their voices are heard," Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos said. "For those still recovering from Hurricane Harvey, I encourage you to vote during the early voting period, as all Texas voters can cast their ballots at any polling place in their county of registration during that time, and avoid the crowds on Election Day. As always, our office is ready to assist Texas voters who have questions as they head to the polls."

Click here to find out what's on the ballot. 

Seven state propositions are also on the ballot. 

What You Need to Vote

To cast a ballot in person in Texas, you’ll need to present one of the following approved forms of photo ID:

Texas Driver License issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
Texas Election Identification Certificate (EIC) issued by DPS
Texas Personal Identification Card issued by DPS
Texas License to Carry a Handgun (LTC) issued by DPS
U.S. Military ID Card containing the person’s photograph
U.S. Citizenship Certificate containing the person’s photograph
U.S. Passport
With the exception of the U.S. citizenship certificate, the identification must be current or have expired no more than four years before being presented for voter qualification at the polling place.

If you don’t have any of the listed IDs, you can (1) sign a sworn statement at the polls that there is a reason why you don’t have any of the IDs listed above, and (2) bring one of the following:

Valid voter registration certificate
Certified birth certificate
Current utility bill
Government check
Paystub or bank statement that includes your name and address
Copy of or original government document with your name and an address (original required if it contains a photograph).

Where to Vote

Registered and eligible voters may vote at ANY early voting location in the county of residence. Find out where you can cast your ballot by going here. Hours will vary by location.

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