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Texas 2022 Elections

Why does Texas have so many elections, and why do few people vote in them?

The high number of contests contributes to the state’s low voter turnout — but it’s not the only reason.

A voter casts their ballot at the Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center in Austin on the first day of early voting on Oct. 13, 2020. Voters are able to cast their ballots early until Oct. 30, 2020.

Voting FAQ: 2022 midterms

  • When is the last day to register to vote?

  • When can I vote early?

  • How do I know if I qualify to vote by mail?

  • Are polling locations the same on election day as they are during early voting?

  • How can I find which polling places are near me?

  • What form of ID do I need to bring to vote?

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