Monday, October 22, 2018

Today is the First Day of Early Voting in Texas, and Here's What You Need to Know

Posted By on Mon, Oct 22, 2018 at 3:08 PM

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San Antonians seeking to beat the crowds at the polls on Election Day have the option of voting early.

From Monday, October 22, through Friday, November 2, registered voters can go to any polling location across the Alamo City. Polls will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Not sure if you're registered to vote? You can check your status here.

Early voting allows residents to cast their ballot at any polling location, not just the designated site based on their listed residence. Some early voting sites include the Bexar County Justice Center, Leon Valley Conference Center, Lion's Field, Northwest Vista College, Palo Alto College, San Antonio College, South Park Mall, UTSA, Wonderland Mall of the Americas and multiple public libraries. You can find a full list of early voting polling locations here.

A valid form of ID (either issued by the state's Department of Public Safety or by the U.S. government) is needed to vote. You can use a driver's license, personal identification card, a concealed handgun license, military identification card with your photograph, a citizenship certificate with your photograph or a passport.

In addition to the Senate race between Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke, the race between incumbent U.S. Rep. Will Hurd and Gina Ortiz Jones, and the race between Gov. Greg Abbott and Lupe Valdez, San Antonians will also vote on the controversial charter amendments. You can see a sample ballot here, and read more about what's at stake in the midterms.

If you're unable to vote this or next week, be sure to make it to the polls on Election Day on Tuesday, November 6.

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