November 8th, Americans will have the opportunity to exercise the most
important responsibility we have in a democracy – our right to vote. Please take some time to review the resources and information listed below. And get out there and VOTE!
Registering to Vote:
You must register before you can vote. The last day to register to vote for the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election is October 11th. You can register in person or by mail. VoteTexas.gov has information on registering to vote in your county. You can check to see if you are already registered on the Am I Registered? Website.
Early voting in Texas will be held from October 24th to November 4th. All registered Texas voters can vote early in person. Bring an acceptable form of photo ID. You can find your early voting locations using the Am I Registered? Website.
Polls are open from 7am to 7pm on November 8th, Election Day. Bring an acceptable form of photo ID. You can find your poll location using the Am I Registered? Website.
What's on the Ballot?:
You can find out what will be on the ballot at VoteTexas.gov. The League of Women's Voters also publishes a non-partisan voters' guide for the counties around Austin.
For more information on elections and voting, check out the library's Government Subject Guide. The library also has books on U.S. Presidential Elections, Presidential Nominations, Political Campaigns, and Political Culture.