DEADLINE TO REGISTER
October 5, 2020
This November is the 2020 Presidential Election. In addition to voting for president, congressmen and women, US senators, and state representatives, many others will be on the ballot. It is our duty as citizens to partake in one of the practices that makes us the country we are.
We Must Vote.
For many of you, this will be your first presidential election. I hope you take the time to register to vote for the election this year. There are many issues that elected officials make that can affect your life. I encourage you to take the time to learn about the candidates on the ballot when it’s time to vote in November.
Please check out this quick guide with references and links. The last day to register is October 5, 2020. Let’s make sure Lobos vote!
Should You Vote:
If you will be 18 or older on November 3, 2020, and are a US Citizen, you should vote!
Where to Vote:
You live in your college community, their issues affect your quality of life. You also may still be very closely tied to your hometown community.
Voting in your college community is more convenient, and allows you to skip the process of absentee voting.
However, if you feel more knowledgeable about your hometown issues, and you have an interest in the elections there, please register to vote there.
If it makes no difference, you may want to register to vote locally.
Note: If you have a state-funded scholarship or a privately-funded scholarship designated for a local student, be sure to check the terms of your scholarship before registering to vote in your college community. You could lose your eligibility.
What Do I Need to Take With Me When I Go to Vote?
In Texas, you must have a photo ID to vote.
Here is a list of acceptable IDs:
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)
Can I Register at Home and for Brewster County?
No, you can only be registered in one county at a time. You must vote where you are registered.
If you need to change the county you are registered in, complete a new registration application, and submit it to the registrar in the county you wish to vote in for this election.
Is Early Voting Available?
Yes, in-person early voting is available October 13-October 30. For Brewster County, early voting will take place at Val Clark Beard Conference Room, located at 203 N. 7th St. in Alpine, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Will I be Able to Vote on the SRSU Campus?
YES! The Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library-Conference Room will be Precinct 8 for the upcoming election. It is the voting precinct for residential students in our county.
Note for Residents of Lobo Village:
It is also important to note that there are very specific ways for residents of Lobo Village to fill out their voting application form:
– Field 3, Residence Address should include their Lobo Village Building Number and Room Number
– Field 4, Mailing Address should be the SRSU PO BOX number
Am I Already Registered?
The easiest way to check is with the Secretary of State using the “Am I Registered?” button below:
How Do I Register?
The easiest way to register is to visit the Secretary of State Registration site using the “Voter Registration Application” button below:
Can I Register in Person?
If you want to register in person you can find your local contact to register using the “Find Your Contact” button below:
What’s on the Ballot?
To get more information on what you will see on the ballot, visit the “What’s on the Ballot?” button below:
Can I Vote By Mail?
You must meet one of the following conditions to vote by mail in Texas:
- be 65 years or older;
- be disabled
- be out of the county on election day and during the period for early voting by personal appearance; or
- be confined in jail, but otherwise eligible.
The application can be found by using the “Vote By Mail” button below and must be received by October 23:
What if I Do Not Live in Texas and Want to Vote in My Home State?
Please visit the “Vote In My State” button below to check registration requirements and other information for your home state. Your home state may allow online voter registration.