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Texas 2022 Elections

College voters held back by Texas election law, lack of on-campus polling sites

Many Texas universities don’t have early-voting locations on campus. And state laws regarding voter ID and registration make it hard to turn out younger voters, advocates say.

Students walk past early voting signs at the University of Texas at El Paso in El Paso on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022.

Voting FAQ: 2022 midterms

  • 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?

Huston-Tillotson University on April 16, 2020.
The Memorial Student Center at Texas A&M University in College Station on Tuesday, September 14, 2021.

State law costs many colleges voting sites

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Mixed reactions to moving on-campus locations 

Students and faculty walk past the Peter T. Flawn Academic Center at The University of Texas while early voting takes place Oct. 25.
University of Texas at El Paso students Destiny Guerra (left) and  Glenda Bustillos are pictured on the UTEP campus in El Paso on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022. The two defended a polling site on their campus during the 2020 elections and currently conducting extensive voter outreach to get more students to vote.

Invisible challenges 

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