|Important Dates for March 6, 2018 Primary Election||Last day to register to vote: Monday, February 5
First day of early voting: Tuesday, February 20
Last day to apply for ballot by mail: Friday, February 23 (received by, not postmarked)
Last day of early voting: Friday, March 2
Last day to receive ballot by mail: Tuesday, March 6
|Are You Registered?||To check for sure, visit https://teamrv-mvp.sos.texas.gov/MVP/mvp.do. Use the log in to see your status.
If you are not registered, there’s a link there ("Register") to fill in a form that will create an application you will print, sign, and mail.
A related site that will show this information is https://gisit.tarrantcounty.com/voterlookup/.
|About Voting by Mail||You may request a ballot by mail or download one from the web if any of these apply:
• You will be away from your county on Election Day and during the hours that early voting is conducted
• You are sick or disabled
• You are 65 years of age or older on Election Day
• You are confined in jail
Check out more information or download an application at https://www.votetexas.gov/voting/when.html#helpful-hints-on-voting-early-by-mail.
Once you get the application to vote by mail, fill it out and return it. Then you will be sent a ballot.
In Tarrant County, return the application to:
P.O. Box 961011
Fort Worth, TX 76161
Or, you may scan the application and email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
See all the election office contact information at: http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/voter/county.shtml#T
|What to Take to the Polls||Generally, you must have a photo ID that is current or has expired no more than 4 years from the time presented. These are the acceptable ones:
• Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
• Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
• Texas personal identification card issued by DPS
• Texas license to carry a handgun issued by DPS
• United States military identification card containing the person’s photograph
• United States citizenship certificate containing the person’s photograph
• United States passport
If you don’t have any of the forms of ID with you at the polling station, you can still fill out a provisional ballot there. If you do this, you must visit the voter registrar’s office within six calendar days of the election to present your ID or follow one of their other procedures.
If you don’t possess any of the required forms of ID and have a reasonable impediment to obtaining one (for example: lack of transportation, disability or illness, lack of birth certificate or other documents needed to obtain acceptable photo ID, work schedule, family responsibilities, lost or stolen photo ID, or photo ID applied for but not received), you can fill out a Reasonable Impediment Declaration with other supporting ID.
See more details at: https://www.votetexas.gov/register-to-vote/need-id.html#faqs.
|Seeing What You, Specifically, Will Find on your Ballot||Not all ballots are the same. Everyone will see the seven constitutional amendment propositions, but there may be other, local, issues for you to vote on (such as a bond election).
To see the ballot you will be given at the polls, visit https://gisit.tarrantcounty.com/voterlookup/ and look under “Election Information."
Select the election and ballot you want and click “Download.”
|Seeing Who Represents You and Where to Vote||There is a great tool for Tarrant County that will show a voter’s status and related information: https://gisit.tarrantcounty.com/voterlookup/. This shows your precinct, representatives, county commissioner, city council, and more—even your local constable and Justice of the Peace. If you click on a link, it will show contact information for that representative.
When polling locations are determined, that information will also show under "Election Day Polling Location."
This was our IWTC Voter Guide for the 2017 election.
Click the image to open the file, or click: IWTC Voter Guide 2017-11.pdf