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Midterms 2022: What you need to know to vote in Texas

On November 8, the 2022 midterm elections will be held in the United States. This year, candidates running for or re-election to the House of Representatives, the Senate as well as the governorships of 36 states and three US territories and other local offices will be up for election.

This year in 2022, 34 of the 100 seats in the Senate are up for election, while all 435 seats in the House of Representatives are up for election.

Others, Gubernatorial elections will be held in 36 states including Texas. as well as three territories: Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Virgin Islands.

Midterms 2022: What you need to know to vote in Texas

How does voting happen in Texas?

While there are no presidential elections this year, Texas will vote for state leadersSuch as Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Comptroller, Land Commissioner and Agriculture Commissioner. in addition representatives of their districtsSuch as state senators, state representatives, and state board of education members.

Some Texas communities will also hold elections for city, county and school board offices. Here You can review the positions that will be voted on this 2022.

How to register to vote?

October 11 was the last day to register to vote. You can check whether you are registered through the Texas Secretary of State’s website. The last day to request a vote by mail was October 28. The deadline to return mail-in ballots to the county is Election Day, November 8.

Why do I need to vote?

In addition to being registered to vote, you will need a type Valid ID:

  • a state driver’s license
  • a Texas voter ID card
  • a texas personal identification card
  • Texas license to carry a firearm
  • a military photo ID
  • Certificate of US Citizenship with photo
  • US passport

How to know where to vote?

In-person early voting is from October 24 to November 4. Voters may cast their vote at any polling place in the county where they are registered to vote. We recommend visiting your county elections office website for early voting locations.

Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day, November 8. Polling places may be different on Election Day and may be different from early voting locations. Here you can find a list of county websites where you can find polling place addresses.

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