Election 2012 Resources
Primary Election Date: May 29, 2012
For the Primary Election voters will vote in one of the two political parties. The chosen candidate (unless a runoff election is necessary) will represent the party in the Nov 6 General Election. Early Voting begins May 14 and ends on May 25. You may vote at any polling location in your county. Check for Early Voting times and locations on your county voter registrar website.
Who Represents Me?
Want to know in which congressional district or legislative district you live? This information is located at the bottom of your voter registration certificate. You may also find this information by entering your street address on the Who Represents Me form located on the Texas Legislature Online website. The “Who Represents Me” site shows who represents a person currently through the end of 2012.
Where to Vote
On your Voter Registration certificate, you will see a precinct number. Your residence is located in a specific “precinct” or area within the county where you will vote on Election Day. In some cases, precincts may be combined to accommodate joint local elections, so always consult your County Elections Office in the days before an election for the address of the polling place where you’re to vote.
How to Vote
When you arrive at the polling place, you will be test asked for your voter registration certificate. You may vote without your certificate by showing some other form of identification. 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, completing an arrow, 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.
To learn more about how to vote, visit VoteTexas.gov.