VOTE TEXAS: Polling locations, rules for ETX voters
POSTED: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 10:15am
UPDATED: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 4:40pm
Tyler, Texas (KETK) —
Early Voting is set to being on Tuesday and many East Texans are wondering where to go exercise their rights.
To visit the state website to fine your county's polling place you can visit VoteTexas.org.
KETK has also divided websites up by county to make it easier for you find your correct location:
- WOOD COUNTY
To be eligible to register to vote in Texas, you must:
Be a U.S. citizen
Be a resident of the county
Not be a convicted felon (unless a person's sentence is completed, including any probation or parole)
- Not declared mentally incapacitated by a court of law
In 2011, the Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 14 (SB 14) creating a new requirement for voters to show photo identification when voting in person. While pending review within the judicial system, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Shelby County v. Holder, which effectively ended all pending litigation. As a result, voters are now required to present an approved form of photo identification in order to vote in all Texas Elections.
The following forms of photo identification will be accepted at the poll for voting purposes. A voter will be required to show one of the forms
of photo identification at the polling location before the voter will be permitted to cast a vote.
For a list of sample ballots by county, click here.