Thanks to the Texas Democratic Party for sending this out. It’s what we all need to know about the November 2011 election. Early Voting begins on Monday (here is a PDF of the Harris County Early Voting locations). Remember, if you don’t live within the Houston C\city limits and can’t vote in city elections, you should still vote for/against the constitutional amendments. Si No Votas, No Vales!
Dear fellow Democrat,
Early Voting for the November 8, 2011 elections begins on Monday, October 24th and runs through Friday, November 4th. There are a few things we thought you should know before heading to the polls.
- You don’t need a photo ID to vote in this election. The photo voter ID bill that passed the legislature last session has not been pre-cleared by the Department of Justice and has not gone into effect. All you need is your voter registration certificate or any of the many other acceptable forms of ID under current election law listed here.
- The last day to apply for a ballot by mail is November 1, 2011. More information about voting by mail can be found here.
- Everyone will have Constitutional Amendments on their ballot. These are amendments to the Texas Constitution. You can read explanations of each amendment here. The Texas Democratic Party has no official position on any of these amendments.
- Some of you will have local elections or bond elections on your ballot. For information on additional items that will be on your ballot, contact your County Elections office.
- If you plan to vote early in person, contact your County Early Voting Clerk for locations. During Early Voting, you may vote anywhere in the county.
- On Election Day, you’ll have to vote at the location specific to your precinct. Find out more about your precinct specific voting location here.
If you have additional questions about voting in this year’s election, check out votexas.org.