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Secretary of State Hope Andrade Alerts Texas Voters
Early Voting for Primary Elections Begins Monday, May 14

May 11, 2012
Contact: Rich Parsons
512/ 463-5770

AUSTIN, TX – Texas Secretary of State Hope Andrade is alerting Texas voters that Early Voting for the May 2012 Primary Elections begins Monday morning, May 14. Early Voting will continue through May 25. Primary Election Day is Monday, May 29th.

“I encourage all Texas voters to take full advantage of the ease and flexibility of early voting,” said Secretary Andrade. “Voting during this period means you can vote anywhere in your county of residence at a time that is most convenient for your schedule.”

Voters should contact their local elections office to locate the polling place nearest or most convenient for them. Or, they can use the links at www.votetexas.gov. Polling place times will vary from county to county.

Additionally, photo identification as required in Senate Bill 14 will not be required in Early Voting or on Election Day. To cast a ballot during Early Voting or on Election Day, voters should present their voter registration card or in lieu of a voter registration card, at least one of the following:

  • A driver's license or personal identification card issued to you by the Texas Department of Public Safety. You may also bring a similar document issued to you by an agency of another state, even if the license or card has expired;
  • A form of identification that contains your photograph and establishes your identity;
  • A birth certificate or other document confirming birth that is admissible in a court of law and establishes the person’s identity;
  • Your United States citizenship papers;
  • Your United States passport;
  • Official mail addressed to you by a governmental entity; or
  • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and address.

For more information on the voting process in Texas, please visit www.votetexas.gov.