Sunday, October 21, 2012

GO VOTE!

Early voting for the November 6, 2012 General Election starts Monday October 22, 2012. November 6, 2012 General Election Information:

If you did not received your new yellow 2012-13 voter registration card sometime during the last six months, you may not be registered to vote in the county where you currently reside. You must be registered to vote in the county where you currently reside in order to vote. 

Sample Registration Card for Collin Co., TX To check your Collin Co. registration status - click here. To check your registration status in any other Texas county - click here. (More details available at Your 2012 Collin Co. Voter Registration Card)

If you are not registered to vote in the county where you currently reside, but you recently moved from another Texas county where you are still registered to vote, you may vote a "limited ballot" containing statewide and national candidates by appearing in person at the main election early voting location in the county where you currently reside. It is illegal under Texas election law for you to return to your previous county of residence to cast a ballot.  The limited ballot option is available only during early voting.

Texas did not receive administrative or judicial preclearance by the Department of Justice or federal court for Senate Bill 14, the state's voter photo I.D. law, as explained in the Texas Secretary of State's August 30, 2012 press release. This means that the current law still applies to November 6, 2012 elections. To cast a ballot in person for the November 6th General Election during Early Voting or on Election Day, voters can 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 details about current identification requirements, see Need ID information
If you are age 65 or older, or you will be out of your county of residence during early voting and on election day you may request an Application for Ballot by Mail (ABBM) from your county's Early Voting Clerk, or the Texas Secretary of State's website. Once received, read the instructions carefully, complete the ABBM form and return it to the Early Voting Clerk. For the November 6, 2012 Election, the first day to submit an ABBM to the early voting clerk was September 7, 2012; the last day (or deadline) to submit an ABBM is October 30, 2012 --- this is not a postmark date --- the ABBM must be received in the office of the early voting clerk by October 30, 2012 in order for you to receive a ballot by mail.

Democratic Candidates on Collin County Ballots:


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