WHERE, WHEN, HOW TO VOTE
Where to Vote
The University of Texas and Texas Southmost College
Mary Rose Cardenas Hall South
80 Fort Brown Brownsville, Texas
Monday, October 22, 2012 thru Friday, November 2, 2012
Monday – Friday Hours: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday Hours: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.You can vote at any early voting site within your county during the early voting cycle. Vote at South 117, our convenient on-campus polling site.
November 6, 2012
· On your Voter Registration Card, you will see a precinct number. Your residence is located in a specific “precinct” or area within the county where you will vote on Election Day. In some cases, precincts may be combined to accommodate joint local elections, so always consult your County Clerk or Elections Administrator in the days before an election for the address of the polling place where you’re to vote.
· As well, most newspapers print precinct polling places and addresses in the days before an election. If your county has supplied us with its polling place information, you can also find that information here:
County Precincts and Polling Place Addresses
Locations in Brownsville (part 1)
Locations in Brownsville (part 2)
When to Vote
For information on voting by mail or voting early in person, please see the section "Many Texans Vote Early." Polls are open during early voting and on election days from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
- Primary Runoff Election Date: July 31, 2012
- First day to apply for ballot by mail: June 1, 2012 (if did not request runoff ballot on application for primary ballot)
- Last day to register to vote: July 2, 2012 (moves to next business day, Monday)
- Last day to apply for ballot by mail (Received, not Postmarked): July 24, 2012
- Early Voting: July 23, 2012 - July 27, 2012 (moves to next business day, Monday)
- Limited Uniform Election Date: May 12, 2012
- First day to apply for ballot by mail: March 13, 2012
- Last day to register to vote: April 12, 2012
- Last day to apply for ballot by mail (Received, not Postmarked): May 4, 2012 (moves to preceding business day, Friday)
- Early Voting: April 30, 2012 - May 8, 2012
- Uniform Election Date: November 6, 2012
- First day to apply for ballot by mail (does not apply to FPCA): September 7, 2012
- Last day to register to vote: October 9, 2012 (moves to next business day, Monday)
- Last day to apply for ballot by mail (Received, not Postmarked): October 30, 2012 (must be received, not merely postmarked)
- Early Voting: October 22, 2012 - November 2, 2012 (moves to next business day, Monday)
When you arrive at the polling place, you will be asked for your voter registration card. (For other acceptable forms of identification, see the section called “Need I.D.?”) The election official will ask if you have moved and then ask you to sign the list of people who have voted in the precinct.
Depending on the type of election - local, statewide, national, or combination - you will be handed:
- A paper ballot on which you will select your choices and which will be counted by hand;
- A paper ballot on which you will select your choices by darkening an oval or arrow directly or "marking" with the aid of a voting machine; or
- A slip of paper with a numerical access code or, in some counties, a ballot activator card. In the next available voting booth, enter your code or card and let the on-screen instructions guide you through the process of electronic voting.
Easy, right? For a complete list of what you can bring into the voting booth and the type of help you can ask for, please refer to our section "Hey, you have rights."
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