Elections

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For more news on elections happening in Texas, go to votetexas.gov or votetexas.gov/es (Spanish)
For general information and to find out how to vote elsewhere in the United States, go to vote.gov
Printable form of IDs required: English or Spanish

May 4, 2019
Election: Local
First Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Last Day to Order Election  Friday, February 15, 2019
Last Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot
Friday, February 15, 2019
Last Day to Register to Vote Thursday, April 4, 2019
First Day of Early Voting Monday, April 22, 2019 
Last Day to Apply by Mail (Received, not Postmarked) Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Last Day of Early Voting Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Last Day to Receive Ballot by Mail Saturday, May 4, 2019 (Election Day) at 7:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is not postmarked, OR Monday, May 6, 2019 (next business day after Election Day) at 5:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day (unless overseas or military voter deadlines apply)
Election Day Saturday, May 4, 2019

Hood County voters use iVotronics from Election Systems and Software to cast their ballot. If you would like to get familiar with how to use the iVotronics before you come to vote, 
access instructions.

What to take to the Polls... 


Photo Identification Required for voting in person. Only acceptable photo IDs are:
Texas Department of Public Safety Issued Photo IDs
* Drivers License
* Election Identification Certificate
* Concealed or Handgun License
* Personal Identification Card
* Concealed or Handgun License
United States Government Issued Photo IDs
* Passport
* Military Identification Card
* Citizenship certificate or naturalization certificate with photograph

If a voter cannot obtain an acceptable form of photo ID, and the voter has a reasonable impediment or difficulty to obtaining such ID, the voter may still cast a regular ballot by presenting a supporting form of ID and executing a Reasonable Impediment Declaration, noting the voter's reasonable impediment to obtaining an acceptable form of photo ID, and state that the voter is the same person as the person on the presented form of supporting form of ID.

Here is a list of supporting forms of ID:
* Valid voter registration certificate
* Certified birth certificate (must be original)
* Copy of or original current utility bill
* Copy of or original bank statement
* Copy of or original government check
* Copy of or original paycheck
* Copy of or original government document with your name and an address (original required if it contains a photograph)

You may take in sample ballots that have been marked or notes into the polling booth to vote your ballot. You must take these papers with you when you leave.