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Early Voting Starts Today. Here’s What You Need To Know!

Early voting starts today! Whether you want to beat the crowds or you have a busy schedule, you may want to do it as early as possible. So if you want to vote early, or if you’re not sure if you want to vote early, check out this guide with everything you need to know about early voting.

Anyone who is registered to vote by February 5 can vote early. If you’re not sure if you’re registered, you can check your voter registration status on the Texas Secretary of State’s website here.

Early voting begins today and runs through Friday, March 1, with polls opening at 7 a.m. and closing at 7 p.m., except on Sunday, February 25.

In this primary, you will be voting to determine which candidates will represent each party in the general election. The candidate who receives a majority, or more than half, of the votes cast in the primary will face the candidates of the other parties in the general election. 

You will have the opportunity to vote for federal, state, and local officials, including:

  • 1 U.S. Senator (Ted Cruz’s seat)
  • 1 of 3 Railroad Commissioners
  • 15 State Senators
  • 7 State Board of Education members
  • 3 members of the Texas Supreme Court
  • 3 members of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
  • 5 Supreme Court Justices and additional Justices for the Texas Courts of Appeals.

You’ll also be able to vote for various U.S. and Texas representatives.

You should vote in person, but if you are eligible to vote by mail, this Friday, February 23 is the last day to request an absentee ballot.

If you have more questions, check out our guide to the March 5 Primary or visit the Vote Texas website for more information.

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Written by RA News staff.

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