Elections


Find out if you are a registered voter.

 
November 7, 2017 Election Date
Election: Constitutional Amendment
Other possible elections: Granbury ISD, Tolar ISD, City of Granbury, City of DeCordova, City of Tolar, City of Cresson,  City of Stockton Bend
 First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail January 1, 2017
First Day to File for Place on General Election Ballot
(for cities and schools ONLY)
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Last Day to Order a General Election
Monday, August 21, 2017
Last Day to File for Place on General Election Ballot
(for Local Political Subdivisions ONLY)
Monday, August 21, 2017
Last Day to Register to Vote
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
First Day of Early Voting
Monday, October 23, 2017
Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail
(Received, not Postmarked)
Friday, October 27, 2017

Last Day of Early Voting
Friday, November 3, 2017
Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 (Election Day) at 7:00 pm
(unless overseas deadline applies)


March 6, 2018 Election Date
Election: Democrat and Republican Primary
*Note: This calendar reflects state law as it exits prior to the end of 2017 legislative session.  This calendar will be updates in June, if necessary, to reflect any changes made by the state legislature.
 First day to file for a place on the Primary ballot for precinct chair candidates Tuesday, September 12, 2017
First Day to File for all other candidates for offices that are regularly scheduled to be on the Primary ballot Saturday, November 11, 2017
Filing deadline for candidates; filing deadline for independent candidates to file declaration of intent Monday, December 11, 2017
First day to apply for ballot by mail using Application for a Ballot by Mail (ABBM) or Federal Postcard Application (FPCA)
Friday, January 1, 2018
Last Day to Register to Vote
Monday, February 5, 2018
*Actual deadline falls on Sunday but moves to the next
business day
First Day of Early Voting 
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
*First business day after President's Day
Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail 
(Received, not Postmarked)
Friday, February 23, 2018

Last Day of Early Voting
Friday, March 2, 2018
Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail 
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 (Election Day) at 7:00 pm
(unless overseas deadline applies)


May 22, 2018 Election Date
Election: Democrat and Republican Runoff Primary
*If needed
 First Day of Early Voting  Monday, May 14, 2018
Last Day of Early Voting  Friday, May 18, 2018
Election Day  Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Hood County voters use iVotronics from Election Systems and Software to cast their ballot. If you would like to get familiar with how to use the iVotronics before you come to vote, access instructions.

What to take to the Polls...


Photo Identification Required for voting in person. Only acceptable photo IDs are:
Texas Department of Public Safety Issued Photo IDs
* Drivers License
* Election Identification Certificate
* Concealed or Handgun License
* Personal Identification Card
* Concealed or Handgun License
United States Government Issued Photo IDs
* Passport
* Military Identification Card
* Citizenship certificate or naturalization certificate with photograph

If a voter cannot obtain an acceptable form of photo ID, and the voter has a reasonable impediment or difficulty to obtaining such ID, the voter may still cast a regular ballot by presenting a supporting form of ID and executing a Reasonable Impediment Declaration, noting the voter's reasonable impediment to obtaining an acceptable form of photo ID, and state that the voter is the same person as the person on the presented form of supporting form of ID.

Here is a list of supporting forms of ID:
* Valid voter registration certificate
* Certified birth certificate (must be original)
* Copy of or original current utility bill
* Copy of or original bank statement
* Copy of or original government check
* Copy of or original paycheck
* Copy of or original government document with your name and an address (original required if it contains a photograph)

You may take in sample ballots that have been marked or notes into the polling booth to vote your ballot. You must take these papers with you when you leave.