West Houston Votes 

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About Voting

If you've never voted before or it's been a while since you last voted, you can watch a short 4-minute video on how to vote here -> (How to Vote on the eSlate Voting Machine).  *Remember no cell phone/electronic devices are allowed within 100 feet of the polling site.  So If you have a list of candidates you're voting for on your cell they must be transferred to hard copy paper(printed or handwritten). To download and print your ballot please go HERE .



DON'T POSSES AND CAN'T REASONABLY OBTAIN AN ACCEPTABLE FORM OF ID? You can still vote by filling out a declaration at the polls describing a reasonable impediment to obtaining it, and show a copy or original of one of the following supporting forms of ID:

  • A government document that shows your name and an address, including your voter registration certificate
  • Current utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Government check
  • Paycheck
  • (a) A certified domestic (from a U.S. state or territory) birth certificate or (b) a document confirming birth admissible in a court of law which establishes your identity (which may include a foreign birth document)

Do you know who represents you? (U.S. Senator, U.S. Representatives, State Senators, State Representatives, SBOE)  Find out here 

Are you registered to vote? Is your voter registration "ACTIVE"?  Is your voter's registration updated to your correct address? Do you know your precinct number?  Find out here

You can also check voter registration status here too. -> Find out here

If you want to make a change you have to VOTE.  That means voting at the city/county/state level to make changes that affect ALL Americans. 

What NOT to do on Election Day in Texas click ->  HERE.

You are eligible to register to vote if:

  • You are a United States citizen;
  • You are a resident of the county where you submit the application;
  • You are at least 17 years and 10 months old, and you are 18 years of age on
    Election Day.
  • IF you're a convicted felon and COMPLETED your sentence, probation or parole (OFF PAPERS) you CAN vote.
  • You have not been declared by a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be either totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.

If you need to UPDATE your address within the SAME COUNTY you reside in you can update it here.  You must have the following information:

  • Current Driver License or ID Card
  • Social Security Number
  • Voter Registration Card VUID (Voter Unique Identifier).  You can get your VUID by going here.


2020 Primaries - Tuesday, March 3, 2020

More voting information:

Who can vote by mail? And how?
You can vote by mail by downloading the application -> here IF you are:
  • 65 or over on Election Day
  • sick or disabled
  • out of your county of residence during early voting and Election Day(college, vacation, etc.), or
  • in jail but otherwise eligible to vote

You must fill out, sign, and submit your application to vote by mail to your county’s election office. You can do so via email( or by mail (deadline is received, not postmarked). Once you receive your mail ballot, it must be received by your county’s election office by 7pm on (Election Day),  if your envelope is postmarked by 7 pm on Election Day.

If you are a military voter, click here for everything you need to know.

Is voting complicated?  What happens you arrive at the polling site? How do I vote?  Learn how to navigate the eSlate(voting) machine to vote -> HERE.