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Texas 2022 Elections

What is the Texas National Guard and why does it matter in this year’s gubernatorial election?

A governor’s military powers are often not discussed as part of the election process, in favor of other prominent issues like education and taxes. But with Operation Lone Star in plain view, voters may have more questions this election.

A National Guard soldier oversees an area where the border wall ends in Del Rio, on Nov. 7, 2021.

Voting FAQ: 2024 primary

  • How do I know if I'm registered to vote?

  • When can I vote?

  • 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?

  • What can I do if I have trouble voting?

  • Can I still vote if I have COVID-19?

What is the Texas National Guard? 

How has Gov. Greg Abbott used the guard? 

How would Beto O’Rourke use the guard if elected? 

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