It’s Election Day, Here’s What You Need To Know
It's Election Day and across Lubbock, the State of Texas, and the United States, millions will be casting their votes for candidates they want representing them.
Early voting was down across Texas including here in Lubbock County, but many are expecting a surge of voters today, but numbers could still come out lower than the 2018 Election that featured a battle for the U.S. Senate in Texas between Senator Ted Cruz and challenger Beto O'Rourke.
Voters statewide will be voting for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Comptroller, Agricultural Commissioner, Land Commissioner, Railroad Commissioner, U.S. Representative, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Place 3, 5,and 9, Judge for Court of Criminal Appeals Place 5 and 6.
But those aren't the only campaigns or issues on your ballot. Across the State of Texas, citizens will vote for State Representatives, County Judges, bond elections, and other local candidates and issues. For example, voters in the City of Lubbock will cast a vote FOR or AGAINST Proposition A. The $200 million dollar bond election for streets in Lubbock. The City of Lubbock previously attempted to pass a road bond, but it failed. The bond Lubbock voters will vote for this different. It includes more streets but doesn't include Broadway in package.
Lubbock County voters have numerous vote center locations to vote at. You can visit VoteLubbock.org to see sample ballots and to find voting locations in Lubbock County. Remember, you must show a valid form of I.D. when voting in Texas. Here's what VoteTexas.gov says:
Here is a list of the acceptable forms of photo ID:
- 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)
With the exception of the U.S. Citizenship Certificate, which does not expire, for voters aged 18-69, the acceptable form of photo identification may be expired no more than four years before being presented for voter qualification at the polling place. For voters aged 70 or older, the acceptable form of photo identification may be expired for any length of time if the identification is otherwise valid.
Election Identification Certificates are available from DPS driver license offices during regular business hours. Find mobile station locations here.
Here is a list of the supporting forms of ID that can be presented if the voter does not possess one of the forms of acceptable photo ID and cannot reasonably obtain one:
- copy or original of a government document that shows the voter’s name and an address, including the voter’s voter registration certificate;
- copy of or original current utility bill;
- copy of or original bank statement;
- copy of or original government check;
- copy of or original paycheck; or
- copy of or original of (a) a certified domestic (from a U.S. state or territory) birth certificate or (b) a document confirming birth admissible in a court of law which establishes the voter’s identity (which may include a foreign birth document).
After presenting one of the forms of supporting ID listed above, the voter must execute a Reasonable Impediment Declaration.
Remember, voting ends at 7 p.m. tonight, but as long as you are in line to vote, you will be allowed to vote.
Tune in to Election Night coverage on KFYO from 7-10:00 p.m. tonight as we report and discuss tonight's results.