Early Voting in Denton: Vote Now
Early voting began this morning and runs through Friday, November 4. You have two weeks to cast your early votes before the national election day, Tuesday, November 8. Tuesday, November 8.
As we all know, this election has been quite..entertaining. While The Dentonite chooses not to endorse political candidates, we do heavily recommend that you educate yourselves before you vote.. and, most importantly, that you get out there and vote.
We could talk in circles about one candidate or another, whether or not "your vote matters" (spoiler alert: it matters, go vote), or any number of questionable topics - but instead, let's talk about what your ballot will look like, where you can go to vote, and what you'll need to bring with you in order to cast your ballot this year.
Be prepared before you go to a polling location. You don't have to make a selection for every option, either. Vote for what you want to vote on. It's your right and your civic duty - so get out there and exercise your rights!
Where Can I vote in Denton?
Now - November 4, you can go to any of the places listed in this PDF. This Monday - Friday, voting times are 8am - 5pm. Saturday, October 29 voting times are 7am - 7pm. Sunday, October 30 voting times are 1pm - 6pm. Starting on Monday, October 31 - Friday, November 4, voting times are from 7am - 7pm.
Denton Civic Center
321 E McKinney St.
UNT Gateway Center
801 N. Texas Blvd
Denton County Elections Administration
701 Kimberly Dr.
What Do I Need to Bring With Me to Vote?
Bring your ID. The list below highlights acceptable forms of ID, and please note that your ID must be current, or be expired for less than 4 years:
Texas driver license issued by the Department of Public Safety
Texas election ID certificate
Texas personal ID card
Texas license to carry a handgun
US military ID card with your photograph
US citizenship certificate containing your photograph (doesn’t need to be current)
If you don’t have one of those forms of ID you’ll need to follow two steps: (1) sign a sworn statement that there is a reason why you don’t have any of the IDs listed above (this can be typed and printed at a local library) and (2) bring one of the following:
Valid voter registration certificate
Certified birth certificate
Current utility bill
Paystub or bank statement that includes your name and address
Copy of or original government document with your name and an address (original required if it contains a photograph).
What Will My Ballot Look like?
One of the coolest thing about technology right now is the fact that you can type "what will my ballot look like" in Google and it'll pop up with your ballot information. Although more races may appear on your ballot, this gives you a pretty quick run-down of who you get to choose between. You can view your entire ballot via the amazing services at VoteDenton.com, too.
Your local ballot.
Denton County Tax Assessor-Collector
Denton County Sherriff
District Judge, 393rd Judicial District
Your state ballot.
Texas Railroad Commissioner
Texas Supreme Court Justice Place 9
Texas Supreme Court Justice Place 3
Rodolfo Rivera Munoz
Texas Supreme Court Justice Place 5
Dori Contreras Garza
Charles E. Waterbury
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Place 2
Mary Lou Keel
Lawrence "Larry" Meyers
Adam King Blackwell Reposa
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Place 5
William Bryan Strange III
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Place 6
Mark W. Bennett
Michael E. Kessler
State Representative District 64
Your national ballot.
U.S. President/Vice President
Hillary Clinton / Tim Kaine
Donald Trump / Michael Pence
Gary Johnson / Bill Weld
Jill Stein / Ajamu Baraka
U.S. Representative (Texas's 26th Congressional District)
Regardless of who you are voting for, what you beleive in, so on & so forth - get out there and vote. You have the right to vote, and we think its really cool when people envoke their right to vote. So, go vote.
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