How to Skip Long Lines at the Polls

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outline of state of Texas with the word "vote"by Molly Broadway, DRTx Voting Rights Training Specialist

With a record 15.6 million registered to vote in Texas this year, early voting is a great way to save time and skip the lines for the upcoming highly anticipated mid-term elections.

If you want to early vote but still have some lingering questions, here is some information that can help:

  • When is early voting?  October 22 through November 2, 2018  (Yes, even on Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28!)
  • What time are the polls open? Most are open to voters from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Where do I vote?  Go to the League of Women Voters website, type in your residential address, and find out where your polling site is and what issues will be on your ballot. Or you can call your county election official (your county’s Election Administrator or County Clerk). Visit the Texas Secretary of State website for a list of county election office phone numbers.

lf you have other questions about early voting or other disability voting related matters, please contact the Disability Rights Texas Voter Hotline at 1-888-796-VOTE (8683) or go to our voting rights resource page for more information.

Stay tuned for more blog posts in the days to come on voter ID, alternative voting options, curbside voting, voting assistance for people with disabilties, and more.