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THIS VIDEO IS OUTDATED. A new video is being produced for the 2018 Primary Elections and it will be posted to this channel in September 2018. Once the new video is finished, we will link to it in this description so that you can find it easily.

How to vote in Texas! Everything you need to know from registering and voter ID laws to absentee voting and sample ballots!

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LINKS:

Registration form: https://webservices.sos.state.tx.us/vrapp/index.asp

Absentee voting: http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/voter/reqabbm.shtml

Find your polling locatin: https://teamrv-mvp.sos.texas.gov/MVP/mvp.do

Find your sample ballot: http://www.votetexas.gov

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Hello Texan. Are you a U.S. citizen, 18 or older, a resident of any county in Texas, and not a convicted felon? Then congratulations, you can vote in Texas.

If you're a first time voter in Texas or have moved since the last election, first, you have to register. You need to fill out a registration form and mail it 30 days prior to the election date. For the 2016 election, that's October 9th. You can find a link in the description where you can fill out and print a registration form. Once your registration form is accepted, your county will mail you a voter certificate. You don't need the certificate to vote, but the Texas Secretary of State's office recommends that you bring it with you anyway.

Now for the fun part: you get to vote. Absentee voting is only available to you if you will be out of the county for the entire early voting period and election day, are sick or disabled, are 65 years or older, or are in prison. If you meet these criteria, you can print an application to vote by mail online, and send it in at least 11 days prior to Election Day. You can still vote early, though. Any registered voter can vote early in person at your county clerk's office between October 24th and November 4th.

But if you don't plan to vote early, there's a link below to find out where you should go to vote on Election Day. All polling locations are open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, so make sure you have a plan for when you're gonna head to the polls before they close.

Whether you vote early or on November 8th, you'll need to bring with you your voter registration certificate and a photo ID. Acceptable IDs include a driver's license, passport, election identification certificate, personal identification card, military ID, citizenship certificate, or Texas handgun license.

You can also go to votetexas.gov and find your sample ballot. You can see everything that you're able to vote for on there, and research candidates and ballot measures ahead of time. You can even print one, fill it out, and take it to the polls with you to make sure you remember how you want to vote. All the links you need to get registered and figure out where you can vote are below. Thank you for voting.