UNT Libraries' Election Connection

Posted: 09/21/2016

Election Day is NOVEMBER 8! make sure you’re in the know so you can have your voice heard!

For more information, check out Government Information Connection Elections Portal, Government Information Connection Politics and Elected Officials, or email your questions to govinfo@unt.edu.

Election Day

Confirm your voter eligibility status.

Look up your precinct by your address and check out a full list of locations and a map so you can plan your vote and know where to go.

Find out who is running and look at a sample ballot.

See which presidential candidates align with your views.

Texas Voter ID Law

Texas law requires that voters present a valid form of identification when voting. A valid form of ID includes:

  • Texas driver license issued by the Department of Public Safety
  • Texas election ID certificate
  • Texas personal ID card
  • Texas license to carry a handgun that includes a photograph and address
  • U.S. military ID card with your photograph and address
  • U.S. citizenship certificate containing your photograph (does not need to be current)
  • U.S. passport

If you don’t have one of these forms of ID, you still have options when you show up at the polls.

Voters with Special Needs

Information for voters who may require additional assistance when voting can be found from the Texas Secretary of State.

Early Voting

The lines on Election Day can be long and inconvenient. Fortunately, voting in Denton is as easy as a walk to class. You can now vote at the UNT Gateway Center any time during the early voting period.

You can vote early in any of the designated Early Voting Locations.

Early voting will take place at the following dates and times:

  • Monday - Friday, October 24 - 28: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 29: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 30: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Monday-Friday: October 31 - November 4: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

If you are voting in the City of Denton, the following places are the closest to UNT’s campus to vote early:

If you are registered somewhere else and you want to vote in your home county, learn more about absentee voting.

Voter Registration Information

Before you can cast your ballot, you need to register to vote. The deadline to register is October 11.

If you still need to register, please contact Julie Leuzinger or Robbie Sittel.

To register to vote, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be at least 17 and 10 months old, and you must turn 18 by November 8
  • Live at a Texas address (your dorm or Denton apartment counts!)
  • Not serving a sentence (including probation or parole) for a felony conviction.
  • Not currently judged incompetent by a court.

You don’t need to present an ID to the registrar when you register. You need to provide a Driver’s License ID number or the last 4 digits of your Social Security number, but if you don’t have those available, you can just indicate it on the form and you will need to present one of the seven forms of valid ID when you go to vote.

If you are registered to vote in another Texas county but would like to register in Denton, you need to indicate your address change on your voter registration form.


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