Elections

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November 6, 2018 Election Date
Election: General
First Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot
*Declaration of write in candidacy for state & county offices
*Local Political Subdivisions Only - (Schools and Cities must file with the school/city Secretary)
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Last Day to Order General Election or Special Election on a Measure Monday, August 20, 2018
Last Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot
*Deadline to file as a write-in for state & county offices
*Local Political Subdivisions Only
Monday, August 20, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
Last Day to File a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy (Local Political Subdivisions Only) Friday, August 24, 2018
Last Day to Register to Vote Tuesday, October 9, 2018
First Day of Early Voting Monday,October 22, 2018
Last Day to Apply by Mail (Received, not Postmarked) Friday, October 26, 2018
Last Day of Early Voting Friday, November 2, 2018
Last Day to Receive Ballot by Mail Tuesday, November 6, 2018 (Election Day) at 7:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is not postmarked, OR Wednesday, May 23, 2018 (next business day after Election Day) at 5:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day (unless overseas or military voter deadlines apply)
Election Day Tuesday, November 6, 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.