Early Voting Begins in Texas General Election
by Bob Price on October 23, 2014 at 6:28 PM
Early voting for Texas 2014 General Elections began Monday and runs through October 31st. The General Election date is November 4th. Across Texas, voters will go to the polls to cast votes in one of the most influential primary elections in at least a generation. Every statewide office in the Texas executive branch is up for grabs. Many high-profile legislative and judicial seats are also at stake in this election.
Because of recent court rulings, there has been some confusion as to what kind of identification voters will need at the polls. For this election cycle, Texas’ new voter photo ID law remains in effect and voters will have to show one of the state approved photo identification cards in order to vote. For more information, please visit the Texas Secretary of State’s website.
There is also a statewide ballot initiative on the ballot for voter consideration regarding future funding of roads in Texas.
Additionally, many school boards and college boards are also on the ballot. Check the information below for your early voting locations and sample ballot information for your area.
Early Voting Locations:
Following are links for voter information for Republican Primary voting locations in the major counties where information could be found. For other counties, contact your local County Clerk or Election Administrators Office.
Harris County – Early Voting Locations
Montgomery County - Early Voting Locations
Fort Bend County - Early Voting Locations
Galveston County - Early Voting Locations
Jefferson County – Early Voting Locations
Dallas County - Early Voting Locations
Tarrant County - Early Voting Locations
Denton County – Early Voting Locations
Collin County – Early Voting Locations
Bexar County - Early Voting Locations
Travis County - Early Voting Locations
McLennan County – Early Voting Locations
Lubbock County - Early Voting Locations
Randall County - Early Voting Locations
Nueces County – Early Voting Locations
Cameron County - Early Voting Locations
Hidalgo County - Early Voting Locations
El Paso County - Early Voting Locations
Other Counties - Texas Secretary of State Office
This will be the first statewide general election for Texans where the new voter ID Law will be in effect. If you have questions about acceptable forms of identification for voting please visit the Secretary of State’s VoteTexas website for more information.
Additionally, Republican Primary voters will be asked to vote on six propositions. These propositions are non-binding suggestions about how Republican voters feel about certain issues.
November 4, 2014 General Election Ballot Proposition:
Following is the language for the Texas Constitutional Amendment on this year’s ballot.
"The constitutional amendment providing for the use and dedication of certain money transferred to the state highway fund to assist in the completion of transportation construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation projects, not to include toll roads."
"La enmienda constitucional que estahlece el uso y dedicaciOn de ciertos fondos transferidos al Fondo Estatal de Carreteras para ayudar afinalizar Ia construcciOn, mantenimiento y rehahilitacion en relacion con el transporte, no incluye caminos de peaje."