Election Day: Where to vote, what you need

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March 03, 2020 - 7:31 am
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AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- Polls are open for today's statewide primary elections across Texas.

Polls are open until 7 p.m. tonight. As long as you are in line by 7 p.m., you are guaranteed to be able to cast a ballot.

Winners of the primary elections will move on to the general election on Tuesday, November 3.

    Travis County residents can find polling locations, wait times, sample ballots, and more at VoteTravis.com. There's also details on the county's new voting equipment, which many voters will be using for the first time this election season.

    Details for other counties in the metro area can be found here:

    If candidates advance to a runoff election, that will be on Tuesday, May 26.

    When casting your ballot, you'll be asked whether you are voting in the Republican or Democratic primary. You can only cast a ballot in one primary, not both - including any runoff elections, if necessary. (You cannot cast a ballot in the Republican primary and vote in a Democratic runoff, for example.)

    To cast a ballot, you will need one of these seven types of photo identification, per Texas' Voter ID law:

    • A state driver's license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
    • A Texas election identification certificate (issued by DPS)
    • A Texas personal identification card (issued by DPS)
    • A Texas license to carry a handgun (issued by DPS)
    • A U.S. military ID card that includes a personal photo
    • A U.S. citizenship certificate that includes a personal photo
    • A U.S. passport

    If you don't have one of those seven types of identification, you can still cast a ballot. You will have to sign a form swearing a "reasonable impediment" that prevents you from obtaining the appropriate identification. If you are claiming the impediment, you will need one of these types of identification:

    • Valid voter registration certificate
    • Certified birth certificate
    • A current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other document that shows the voter’s name and address (any government document that contains a voter’s photo must be an original)

    Talk 1370 will have complete coverage of results from across the nation, across the state, and here in Austin - on-air, on the RADIO.COM app, and here on Talk1370.com - beginning at 6 p.m. with the east coast poll closings, and local and statewide results beginning at 7 p.m.

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