OUR FIVE STEP GUIDE TO VOTING IN ATX

Assuming you’re registered to do so, now comes the super important part: VOTING!  With our step by step process you will find out when and where to vote and be fully in-the-know about everything that you will see on the ballot.  This guide has been updated to reflect that Early Voting is now over and your only opportunity to vote is now on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

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STEP 1: Make a plan to go vote on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016

Early Voting is now over and your last chance to vote is on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8, 2016.  You should make plans to spend significant amounts of time waiting at the polls because millions and millions of Americans that have not early voted will turn out that day to make their voice heard.  Talk to your boss at work, family members, and friends to make sure you have set aside plenty of time to do this.  If possible, have people expect that you will be completely unavailable during business hours.  Hopefully that isn’t the case and the lines will move quickly but you never know.

STEP 2: Make sure you have the correct ID to vote

Texas law requires you to present a photo ID such as your Texas driver license, Texas personal identification card, or passport in order to vote. Your ID must be current or expired by no more than four years. Additionally, free Election Identification Certificates are available from DPS driver license offices.

If you’re unable to obtain any of the approved forms of ID due to a “reasonable impediment or difficulty,” there are additional options to help you cast your ballot, including your voter registration card, paycheck, or utility bill.

STEP 3: Determine where you will vote

It depends on where you live.  Below you will find information for Travis, Williamson, and Hays counties.  If you live in another county, visit your county’s elections website to view a list of voting locations.  We have also put together a handy guide to polling locations in our All About the Polls page.  This will give you maps, official locations, and links to tools to even help you determine wait times!

To make getting to and from the polls as easy as possible, we have compiled an awesome list of ride resources on our RIDES TO THE POLLS page.  Check it out!

Travis County

You can vote at any voting location on Election Day.

Williamson County

You can vote at any voting location on Election Day.

Hays County

On Election Day you need to vote at the polling place that corresponds with your precinct number, which is located on your voter registration certificate.

Travis

Locations

Williamson

Locations

Hays

Locations

STEP 4: Study up and know how you will vote

We have partnered with The League of Women Voters to deliver your their awesome, non-partisan Voters Guide.  Make sure you download it and study up before going to vote!  If you live in Travis or Williamson counties you can download a SAMPLE BALLOT in advance.  We suggest you do that, fill it out, and take it with you to the polls.

Travis County

Williamson County

STEP 5: Go vote!

Now that you know the when, where, and what about voting in ATX it is time for you to go out and exercise your civic duty and have your voice heard.  Remember, we are blessed as a nation to enjoy this most fundamental freedom and we must all participate if we want to have the future we hope for.  Furthermore, we all represent the Tech community in Austin, arguably the most vibrant segment of the private sector in our wonderful community, and we have an obligation to lead by example.  Let’s make each other proud and GO VOTE!