How to vote early in May 5 election

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While it’s not a big voting day, several cities, municipalities and school districts across Central Texas will have items up for a vote on Saturday, May 5. 

Early voting starts Monday, April 23 and runs through Tuesday, May 1. Election Day is Saturday, May 5. To find out what is on your ballot, check here.  

What You Need to Vote

To cast a ballot in person in Texas, you’ll need to present one of the following approved forms of photo ID:

  • Texas Driver License issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  • Texas Election Identification Certificate (EIC) issued by DPS
  • Texas Personal Identification Card issued by DPS
  • Texas License to Carry a Handgun (LTC) issued by DPS
  • U.S. Military ID Card containing the person’s photograph
  • U.S. Citizenship Certificate containing the person’s photograph
  • U.S. Passport

With the exception of the U.S. citizenship certificate, the identification must be current or have expired no more than four years before being presented for voter qualification at the polling place.

If you don’t have any of the listed IDs, you can (1) sign a sworn statement at the polls that there is a reason why you don’t have any of the IDs listed above, and (2) bring one of the following:

  • Valid voter registration certificate
  • Certified birth certificate
  • Current utility bill
  • Government check
  • Paystub or bank statement that includes your name and address
  • Copy of or original government document with your name and an address (original required if it contains a photograph).

Where to Vote

In Travis County, there will be a total of four early voting sites. Click here to find the closest early voting site near you. There will also be mobile voting locations here.

In Williamson County, there will be 11 early voting sites plus changing mobile sites. Click here to find the closest early voting site near you.

In Hays County, the places vary day-to-day for early voting, so click here to find the closest site near you. 

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