Q&A on How to Register to Vote for November 8th Elections!

Words By Abigail Vela

November 8th is right around the corner, which means it’s time to register to vote for the upcoming General Elections. We have listed a simple Q&A to make it easier for you to register and vote.

When is the deadline to register to vote in Texas?

The deadline to register to vote is Tuesday, October 11th.

How do I check if I’m registered to vote?

Visit the Am I Registered? section to check if you are currently registered to vote!

I’m not registered! How can I register to vote locally?

There are a few ways to register in the Rio Grande Valley:

  • First, visit your local county elections office, i.e., Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, and Willacy. Then fill out an application, sign it, and turn it in in person!
  • Contact a civic engagement non-profit organization or organizer, such as Texas Rising RGV, LUPE, BattleGround TXMOVE Texas; These organizations host registration drives and offer great opportunities for civic engagement.
  • Submit an application via mail. Your Early Voting Clerk must receive your application for ballot by mail (ABBM) by October 28.

Aren’t there eligibility requirements to register to vote by mail?

Yes. The following requirements to submit via mail are:

  • You are sick or have a disability;
  • You are confined in jail, but eligible to vote;
  • You are 65 years of age or older on Election Day;
  • You will be away from your county during early voting and Election Day;

Read more on VoteTexas.Gov.

When does Early Voting begin and end?

Early voting begins Monday, October 24th, and ends on Friday, November 4th.

What is on the ballot this November 2022?

To learn more about upcoming elections and candidates, check out the following organizations and coalitions that do an excellent job at informing and fighting for our rights, offer voter guides, and speak up on current progressive issues:

 

Our reproductive rights and self autonomy are being stripped while little to no action is taken against gun violence, police reform, and towards a path to citizenship. Therefore, supporting candidates who advance reproductive rights, abortion access, LGBTQIA+ issues, immigration reform, gun safety, and our general quality of life is essential. It might be the difference in defending the freedoms we hold dear and a future that sees these civil liberties as disposable. 

We know that every vote counts, that is why voting rights have been under attack. Many in power are afraid of what the majority of Americans have been saying and go to great lengths to disenfranchise black and brown people in minority communities.   

By ensuring that you are registered to vote you are one step closer in electing officials in our local and state governments who will support our rights and take action for a more equitable future. We hope this Q&A helped clarify the voting registration process.

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