The Nov. 8 Texas midterm election will decide a number of state and local races, including those for governor, members of Congress and El Paso City Council. Here’s what you need to know to cast your ballot:
How do I check if I’m registered to vote?
Check your registration status with the El Paso County Elections Department or the Texas Secretary of State’s Office. The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 8 election has passed.
Which elected offices will be on my ballot?
If you are a registered voter, you can create your personalized sample ballot here, which allows you to see the various districts you are in.
Because of redistricting, many El Pasoans are voting in different districts this year for City Council, Commissioners Court and other offices. Sample ballots for the various entities that are holding elections can be found here.
How can I learn more about candidates on my ballot?
Use our voter guide to research local candidates’ positions on key issues impacting El Paso.
When and where can I vote in person?
More than 100 polling sites will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8. You can vote at any site, which are listed here.
What do I need to vote in person?
You’ll need one of seven acceptable forms of photo ID, which include a Texas driver’s license, U.S. passport book or card, or Texas personal ID card.
Can I vote by mail?
You can vote by mail in Texas if you are age 65 or older on Election Day; are sick or have a disability; are expected to give birth within three weeks before or after Election Day; or are in jail but still eligible to vote. You can also vote by mail if you will be out of El Paso County on Election Day and during the early voting period.
Oct. 28 was the last day to apply for a mail-in ballot for the Nov. 8 election.
When is my mail-in ballot due?
The elections department must receive your mail-in ballot by 7 p.m. on Election Day (Nov. 8) if the carrier envelope is not postmarked. If the envelope is postmarked by 7 p.m. on Election Day, the elections department will accept it through 5 p.m. on Nov. 9.
After you send in your mail ballot, you can track it here.
How can I avoid ID problems on my mail-in ballot?
To avoid ID problems on your application or completed mail-in ballot, include both your Texas driver’s license number and the last four digits of your Social Security number.