What you need to know about the May 7 elections

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The May 7 election is filled with local issues as well as amendments to the state constitution.

TEXAS, USA – The May 7 election is fast approaching. Below is some information on where and when to vote.

Voting locations and sample ballots

County of Irion: Advance voting locations/times | Polling places on election day

Kimble County: Advance voting locations/times | Polling places on election day

Reagan County: Advance voting locations/times | Polling places on election day

Scurry County: Advance voting locations/times | Polling places on election day

Stephen County: Advance voting locations/times | Polling places on election day

Wondering if you’re registered to vote? You can visit the Secretary of State’s website to find out.

Voter identification

Be sure to bring one of these IDs accepted with you when you go to vote:

  • Texas Driver License issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  • United States passport (book or card)
  • United States military identification card containing the person’s photograph
  • United States citizenship certificate containing the person’s photograph
  • Texas handgun license issued by DPS
  • Texas Voter ID Certificate issued by DPS
  • Texas personal identification card issued by DPS

Vote by mail

If you are voting by mail, your ballot must be has received to your county clerk or election administrator by May 7, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. or be postmarked by 7:00 p.m. on election day and received by 5:00 p.m. on the business day following the election.

To be able to vote by mail in Texas, you must:

  • be 65 or older;
  • being ill or disabled;
  • be out of county on election day and during the early voting period by personal appearance; or
  • be expected to give birth within three weeks before or after election day; or
  • be confined to prison, but otherwise admissible.

You’ll need to get an “application to vote by mail,” or ABBM, from your county election office or website.

You can print an application, request one by mail and get further instructions here.

A new law in Texas requires your ABBM to include your driver’s license number or the last four digits of your Social Security number.

Since the number must match the state database, it is a good idea to include both numbers on your application.

Your ABBM must be has receivedSaturday, May 7, 2022 (election day) at 7 p.m. if the carrier’s envelope is do not postmark, OR Monday, May 9, 2022 (the business day following Election Day) at 5:00 p.m. if the carrier envelope is postmarked before 7:00 p.m. at the election location on Election Day.

What’s on the ballot?

The May 7 election is filled with local issues as well as amendments to the state constitution. How your ballot looks depends on where you live, but everyone in the state will vote on two Texas constitutional amendments.

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