Facts About Voting In Texas In 2012—What Is The Deadline For Registration? When Is Early Voting?
Election Day is approaching here in Texas and across the nation.
(Above–Give apathy and inaction the boot with your participation in public affairs here in Texas.)
Election Day is Tuesday, November 6.
The Texas Secretary of State says the following about 2012 voting in Texas—
“The deadline to register and be eligible to vote in the November 6, 2012 General Election is October 9, 2012. This can be either the postmark date or the date the application is received in the office of the voter registrar. You may, of course, register at any time before that date to ensure that your registration is effective for voting in November. You can obtain a voter registration application from your voter registrar’s office, libraries, most post offices, high schools, or from this office.”
You can find information here about questions such as what do to if you have moved since you last voted or if you can vote by mail. Many subjects are addressed at this website.
There has been a lot of talk about new identification requirements for voting in Texas.
To cast a ballot in person for the November 6 General Election during Early Voting or on Election Day, voters should present their voter registration card or in lieu of a voter registration card, at least one of the following:
- A driver’s license or personal identification card issued to you by the Texas Department of Public Safety. You may also bring a similar document issued to you by an agency of another state, even if the license or card has expired;
- A form of identification that contains your photograph and establishes your identity;
- A birth certificate or other document confirming birth that is admissible in a court of law and establishes the person’s identity;
- Your United States citizenship papers;
- Your United States passport;
- Official mail addressed to you by a governmental entity; or
- A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and address.
Many folks like to vote early in Texas.
Early voting in Texas for the 2012 General Election begins on October 22 and ends on November 2.
The work of freedom is up to each of us.
Beyond voting we should recall that every Texan and every American has the ability to attend a public meeting, attend or organize a protest, write or call an elected official, talk to friends and family, start a blog, donate money, write a letter to the editor, volunteer for candidates and causes, engage in acts of civil disobedience, and to run for public office.