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Voting FAQ: 2022 Primary Election

  • What is the last day to register to vote?



    The deadline to register to vote in the 2022 primary elections is January 31. Check if you are registered to vote here. Otherwise, you will need to complete and submit an application, which you can request here or download here.

  • When can I vote in advance?



    Early voting runs from February 14 to February 25. Voters can vote at any polling place in the county where they are registered to vote in early voting. Election day is March 1.

  • How will voting be different because of the pandemic?



    You’ll likely see many of the same precautions we’ve grown accustomed to over the past few years, including social distancing guidelines, plastic barriers, and regular cleaning. Poll workers can wear face masks and other protective gear, but masks are not required for voters.

  • How do I know if I am eligible to vote by post?



    This option is quite limited in Texas. Only voters aged 65 or over are automatically eligible. Otherwise, voters must qualify for a limited set of reasons for needing a mail-in ballot, which are listed here.

  • Are the polling stations the same on election day as during early voting?



    Not always. You’ll want to check which polling stations are open with your local election office before heading to the polls. Additionally, you can confirm with your county elections office whether voting on Election Day is limited to locations within your designated precinct or whether you can vote at any polling location.

  • Can I still vote if I have COVID-19?



    Yes. If you have contracted COVID-19 or have symptoms, consider applying for emergency early voting or using curbside voting. Contact your county elections office for details on both options.

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