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Early voting begins: Locations, ballot samples and ID information

Posted at 7:25 AM, Oct 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-05 08:23:23-05

Early voting begins today in the state of Texas. Nueces County voters may cast their ballot at any of these early voting locations from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

You must have one of 7 acceptable forms of ID to vote.

  • 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)

Nueces County Early Voting Times

Monday, Oct. 22 – Friday, Oct. 26, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 27, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 28, Noon – 5:00 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 29 – Friday, Nov. 2, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Sample Ballots/Voting Locations

Aransas County: 

Aransas County Precinct 4,Aransas County Precinct 3, Aransas County Precinct 2,Aransas County Precinct 1

Aransas County Early Voting

Bee County:

Bee County Elections Website with sample ballots, early voting locations

Duval County:

Duval County Election Information

Jim Wells County

Jim Wells County Precinct 1 through 10, Jim Wells County Precinct 11 through 22

Jim Wells County Early Voting

Kleberg County

Kleberg County Pct. 41-45, Kleberg County Pct. 31-35, Kleberg County Pct. 21-24, Kleberg County Pct. 11-14

Kleberg County Voting Locations

Nueces County

Nueces County Sample Ballot

Nueces County Early Voting Locations

San Patricio County

San Patricio County Sample Ballot

San Patricio County Early Voting Locations

Voting by mail

If you are planning to vote early by mail, the last day to request an application is Oct. 26. To request an application, call the Nueces County Clerk’s Office at (361) 888-0611.

Provisional Voting

Provisional voting is designed to allow a voter whose name does not appear on the list of registered voters due to an administrative error to vote. The provisional voting process involves an affidavit that (1) the voter must complete stating the reasons he or she is qualified to vote; and (2) is used if the voter’s registration cannot be verified by the polling place election officials OR if a voter (a) does not possess one of the acceptable forms of photo identification listed above, and a voter can reasonably obtain one of these forms of identification or (b) possesses, but did not bring to the polling place, one of the seven forms of acceptable photo identification listed above, or (c) does not possess one of the seven forms of acceptable photo identification, could otherwise not reasonably obtain one, but did not bring a supporting form of identification to the polling place.

The provisional voting process requires the voter to visit the voter registrar’s office within six (6) calendar days of the date of the election to either present one of the above seven (7) acceptable forms of photo ID OR if the voter does not possess, and cannot reasonably obtain an acceptable form of photo identification, execute a Reasonable Impediment Declaration and present one of the acceptable forms of supporting ID, OR, if applicable, submit one of the temporary affidavits (e.g., religious objection or natural disaster) OR, if applicable, qualify for a permanent disability exemption, in order for the provisional ballot to count.

The voter-marked provisional ballots are kept separately from the regular ballots, and the voter’s records will be reviewed by the provisional voting ballot board (the early voting ballot board), to determine if the ballot is to be counted or rejected. If applicable, the voter registrar will conduct whatever research is necessary to determine whether the voter is or should have been registered in the precinct in which the voter cast the provisional ballot and will pass this information on to the ballot board to assist it in making the decision of whether the provisional ballot must be counted. Provisional voters will receive a notice in the mail by the 10th day after the local canvass advising them if their provisional ballots were counted, and if they were not counted, the reason why.

Military & Overseas Voters

Please note that registering with a federal post card application (typically used by the military and overseas voters) is now treated as a request for permanent registration. There are also special provisions for military and overseas voters that are available on our website. However, military and overseas voters are welcome to use the regular registration and early voting by mail process available to all voters away from their home county on Election Day.

Convicted Felons and Voting

In Texas, a convicted felon regains the right to vote after completing his or her sentence. Therefore, once you have completed the punishment phase (including any term of incarceration, parole, or supervision, or completed a period of probation ordered by the court), you would be eligible to register and vote in the state of Texas.

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