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Galveston Voter Info Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to bring identification with me to vote?

Yes. Beginning in the Summer of 2013, the State of Texas requires all voters to present an approved form of photo identification at the polls. Approved Photo IDs include Texas Driver License, Texas Election Identification Certificate, Texas Personal Identification Card, Texas Concealed Handgun License, United States Military Identification Card, United States Citizenship Certificate, United States Passport. For more information, please read the Texas Secretary of State's web article about this requirement.

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How do I register to vote?
Voter Registration Applications are available at post offices and libraries in Galveston County. You can also visit the Galveston County Elections Office website for more walk-in locations or to download an electronic version of the application. All Voter Registration Applications must be submitted to the Elections Office in person or by mail. To be eligible to vote in an election, your Voter Registration Application must be received or postmarked by the 30th day before the election. The address for the Galveston County Elections Office is 600 59th Street, 3rd Floor, Galveston TX. Their mailing address is PO Box 17253, Galveston TX 77552.
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How do I check to see if I am registered to vote?
To confirm your voter registration, use the Voter Information Search on the Texas Secretary of State's website.
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How can I change my name or address on my voter registration card?
If you are new to Galveston County, you will need to complete a new Voter Registration Application. If you are already registered to vote in Galveston, but need to update your name or address, you may do so online via the Texas Office of the Secretary of State. Changes must be submitted 30 days before the election.
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How do I find out what districts I live in?
To find out which Congressional District, State Senate District, State Representative District, Commissioner Precinct and more that you live in, refer to the voter registration card you receive in the mail from Galveston County. You can find your state and federal level representatives online via the Who Represents Me? website.
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Where can I find my voting precinct number?
To find your Voting Precinct Number, refer to the voter registration card you receive in the mail from Galveston County. You can also get your precinct number online via the Texas Secretary of State's Voter Database.
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Am I eligible to vote by mail?
Registered voters ages 65 or older on Election Day, voters away from the county during both Early Voting and Election Day, and voters limited by disability are among those eligible to vote by mail. For more information on this convenience or to request a Ballot By Mail Application, visit the Voting by Mail page of the County website. You may request a Ballot By Mail Application beginning 60 days before an election. All requests must be received by the Elections Office no later than 9 days before Election Day.
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I am in the Military and based outside of the U.S. How can I vote?
First of all... Thank You for your service! U.S. citizens who live outside of the U.S., including members of our Armed Forces and their families, may vote using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to request a Ballot By Mail. Visit the Federal Voting Assistance (FVAP) Program's website for more information on this program and to download a FPCA form.
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I did not vote in the election this year. Can I vote in the runoff election?
Yes. If you are a registered voter eligible to vote by the date of the Runoff Election, you may vote in the Runoff even if you did not vote in the original election. You cannot, however, vote in one party's Primary Election and the other party's Primary Runoff Election in the same year.
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Where can I Early Vote?
Galveston County posts the Early Voting locations on their website prior to the first day of Early Voting for each election. As a registered voter in Galveston, you may vote at ANY Early Voting location in Galveston County. To see the Early Voting locations for the current election, visit the county's Early Voting Polling Locations page. Please note that days and times of operation may differ by location.
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Where do I vote on Election Day?
On Election Day in Galveston County, you may vote at ANY Countywide Vote Center. Galveston County lists all Polling Locations on their Election Day Polling Locations page prior to the election.
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Where can I find an official sample ballot?
You can access the sample ballot specific to your Voting Precinct on the Election Information page of the Galveston County website. If you don't know your Voting Precinct number, you can find it online via the Texas Secretary of State's Voter Database.


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