You don’t have to vote in person. If you’re either a) disabled or b) will be out of the county during early voting dates (Oct. 20-31) and on election day (Nov. 4), then voting by mail is a great opportunity to still exercise your voting power.

To do so, first click here to download the Application for Ballot by Mail (ABBM) form. Make sure to follow the instructions carefully and complete your form thoroughly.

Further instructions are available here for completing the form and mailing/faxing it to your specific county’s Early Voting Clerk.

The ABBM must be received by this Friday, October 24 at the latest – so get your application in the mail ASAP. Look up your county to find out where to mail your ABBM.… Read More

by TFN

Did you know that you now have to show a very specific form ID to vote in Texas?

Click to see the full image and make sure you’re ready to vote.

Yup. We’re not fans of it either, but it’s the new law of the land here in the Lone Star State.

You now have to bring one of the following forms of ID with you to the polls to cast a ballot on November 4th:

TX Drivers License TX Personal ID card TX Concealed Handgun License U.S. Passport U.S. military ID with a photo U.S. Citizenship Certificate

That’s not all — make sure your ID expires after August 2014 (if not, you’ll need to get it renewed to vote); and your voter registration card must have the same exact name as the one on your ID.

If you don’t have one of these forms of ID, fear not! Our friends at Vote Riders can help you get one.

As always, the Texas Rising team is here to help. Just email us if you need anything!

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