Early voting starts in Texas today


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By Ruth Ferguson, NDG Editor

It feels like since January 20, 2017, many have been counting down to November 6, 2018, and we are now in the final stretch. Today begins the two-week window for early voting which ends on Nov. 2. The advantages of early voting include the ability to vote at any poll within your county.

Voting in Texas includes being prepared with an accepted form of identification. VoteTexas.org provides this recap on acceptable forms of identification at the polls:

Here is a list of the acceptable forms of photo ID:

  • Texas Driver License issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  • Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
  • Texas Personal Identification Card issued by DPS
  • Texas Handgun License issued by DPS
  • United States Military Identification Card containing the person’s photograph
  • United States Citizenship Certificate containing the person’s photograph
  • United States Passport (book or card)

With the exception of the U.S. Citizenship Certificate, which does not expire, for voters aged 18-69, the acceptable form of photo identification may be expired no more than four years before being presented for voter qualification at the polling place. For voters aged 70 or older, the acceptable form of photo identification may be expired for any length of time if the identification is otherwise valid.

Throughout the fall the North Dallas Gazette has provided coverage on a wide range of races on the ballot on Nov. 6. We kicked off the fall political season with a recap of the Dallas Examiner’s Monday Night Politics forum in August.

Beto O’Rourke is gaining a lot of media spotlight running statewide as a Democrat and making a serious challenge for Republican Senator Ted Cruz. But Beto is not the only Democrat running statewide, and he is not the highest performing against opponents in recent polls. A June poll by UT/Texas Tribune poll shows Democratic candidate for Texas Attorney General Justin Nelson down by a single point against incumbent Ken Paxton.

Also, in the Texas 283rd District Court, Democrat Lela Mays is facing Republican Livia Francis for the judge’s seat. Mays has been serving as a magistrate, an appointed judgeship, for 18 years. She touted her time as the overnight judge at the county jail and is also proud of her drug court program, which she began in 2006 and says has since provided the opportunity for numerous offenders to get a new start.

To read more about these candidates visit here.