WHERE, WHEN, HOW TO VOTE
There are limited polling sites during early voting; however, many cities have at least one polling site during early voting. On election day, one must visit their particular precinct if they wish to cast their ballot.
On Election Day, you must vote at your designated precinct. Your voter registration card indicates a "precinct number." This number determines where you can vote in your neighborhood.
In some cases, precincts may be combined to accommodate joint local elections, so always consult your County Clerk or Elections Administrator in the days before an election for the address of the polling place where you’re to vote.
Cameron County Elections Office: (956) 544-0809
Hidalgo County Elections Office: (956) 318-2570
Starr County Elections Office: (956) 716-4800 Ext.4831
Last day to Register to Vote: February 3, 2014
First Day of Early Voting: February 18, 2014
Last Day of Early Voting: February 28, 2014
Election Day - March 4, 2014
When you arrive at the polling place, you will be asked for your voter registration card and identification card. The election official will ask if you have moved and then ask you to sign the list of people who have voted in the precinct.
Depending on the type of election - local, statewide, national, or combination - you will be handed:
- A paper ballot on which you will select your choices and which will be counted by hand;
- A paper ballot on which you will select your choices by darkening an oval or arrow directly or "marking" with the aid of a voting machine; or
- A slip of paper with a numerical access code or, in some counties, a ballot activator card. In the next available voting booth, enter your code or card and let the on-screen instructions guide you through the process of electronic voting.
Easy, right? For a complete list of what you can bring into the voting booth and the type of help you can ask for, please refer to our section "Hey, you have rights."
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