Midterm Election Voting

Amisha Khetani, Head of News and Entertainment

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Do you keep up with politics?

Are you or are turning 18 by November 6th?

You should think about voting for this year’s midterm election!

The 2018 midterm elections, featuring hundreds of congressional, state and local primaries, will culminate with the Nov. 6 general election to decide whether Democrats can gain control of Congress or if Republicans will keep their hold on the legislative branch.

What do I need to vote?

Must be at least 18 years old

Must be a citizen of the United States

Must be registered by October 9th. Find out if you’re already registered and see other important dates on VoteTexas.gov, the Texas secretary of state’s website.

You can obtain a voter registration application from your county voter registrar’s office, libraries, most post offices and high schools.

You can also request a postage-paid application be mailed to you or fill one out online, but you must print it and mail it to your county office.

When can I vote?

Early voting starts Oct. 22 and ends Nov. 2.

Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

And if you’re running to the polls after work, don’t worry. If you’re in line by 7 p.m., you are legally entitled to cast your vote.

Election Day is Nov. 6.

What’s on the ballot?

North Texans will choose a number of statewide officials, including the governor, as well as state representatives and senators and federal representatives to the U.S. House and Senate in Washington.