According to the Texas Secretary of State, to vote in the upcoming election submit your application at least 30 days before the election date. You are eligible to vote if you are:
Check with the Grimes County Elections Office:
To be eligible to vote early by mail in Texas, you must:
Instructions for submitting an Application for Ballot by Mail (“ABBM”) - go to: http://www.co.grimes.tx.us/page/Elections
You must present one of the following forms of photo ID when voting in person:*
• 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 license to carry a handgun issued by DPS
• United States military identification card containing your photograph • United States citizenship certificate containing your photograph
• United States passport
Do not possess and cannot reasonably obtain one of these IDs? Fill out a declaration at the polls explaining why and bring one of the following supporting documents: Valid voter registration certificate; Certified birth certificate (must be an original); Copy of or original current utility bill; Copy of or original bank statement; Copy of or original government check; Copy of or original paycheck; Copy of or original government document with your name and an address (original required if it contains a photograph)
*With the exception of the U.S. citizenship certificate, the identification must be current or have expired no more than 4 years before being presented for voter qualification at the polling place. Exemptions: Voters with a disability may apply with the county voter registrar for a permanent exemption to showing ID at the polls. Voters with a religious objection to being photographed or voters who do not have a ID due to certain natural disasters may apply for a temporary exemption to showing ID at the polls. Please contact your voter registrar for more details.
During the primary election, you have the choice to vote in either the Republican or Democratic primary. The choice in primary that you make will determine the party primary in which you’ll vote in case of a run-off. If you vote in the Republican party primary, you are eligible to vote only in the Republican party run-off. If you vote in the Democratic party primary, you are eligible to vote only in the Democratic party run-off. If you did not vote during the primary elections, you are eligible to choose either the Republican or Democratic party runoff in which to vote.