–via Dr. Jessica Velasco, Assistant Professor of Political Science & Public Administration–
The 2024 Texas Primary Election will take place on March 5. Early voting starts on February 20.
How do I get registered?
There are many ways, all explained here.
If you are on campus, the Tri-County Voter Promoters will be in the University Center from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., on Thursday, Feb. 1. and Monday, Feb. 5.
In addition, you may get a voter registration form from the library or in LH 210.
Click HERE to access the online voter registration form from the Texas Secretary of State website. Note that the form must be filled out, printed, and dropped off or postmarked (mailed) by the deadline of February 5, 2024.
Also—great news! If you just need to update your voter registration, you can now do that online at this link.
What’s on the ballot (Brewster County)?
Do I have to declare a party affiliation to vote in either party’s primary?
No. Texas is an open primary state. This means you can vote in EITHER (not both) of the primaries. Once you vote in the primary, you will only be allowed to vote in that party’s runoff elections (if any occur). However, your votes in the primary election do NOT obligate you to vote a certain way in the general election in November. You can get the answers to more questions about our primary elections in Texas here.
Where does voting take place?
If you are in Alpine and registered in Brewster County, you can find information about the hours and locations for voting here (for early voting and March 5).
What if I’m not voting in Brewster County?
More information for voters across Texas can be found at this link.
Do I need to take my ID?
YES! Acceptable forms include:
- Texas driver’s license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
- Texas election ID certificate
- Texas personal ID card
- Texas handgun license
- US military ID with photo
- US citizenship certificate with photograph (doesn’t need to be current)
- US passport
More information about the ID requirement (including what to do if you don’t have one) can be found here.
What else do I need to know before I go vote?
If you print a sample ballot and have your options noted before you go (and after you’ve done your research), you CAN take it with you when you vote. This will help reduce the time you spend at the voting location. There are some items and behaviors that are NOT allowed. Please review that information here.
What if I want to get involved with the elections or with the campaigns?
Please come talk to me! I frequently get requests from our Democratic and Republican Party leaders and candidates. They are always looking for student helpers. Some of the opportunities are paid positions!
We’re also looking for students to get our SRSU College Republicans and Young Democrats going again. Please contact me if you’re interested!
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