Everything you need to know before voting in El Paso County


    Tuesday is Election Day, and all eyes are on Texas as the state hosts the first primaries in the country.

    Where do I vote?

    It’s important to remember that, in El Paso County, you must vote in your specific precinct on Election Day.

    To check your voting location, you can visit the El Paso County Elections website here.

    You'll need to enter your street address and the system will provide your voting location.

    What do I need to bring to the polls?

    When you’re headed to the polls today, you’ll need to bring a form of ID. That can be one of the seven approved forms which include:

    • A state driver’s license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety
    • A Texas election identification certificate
    • A Texas personal identification card
    • A Texas license to carry a handgun
    • A U.S. military ID card that includes a personal photo
    • A U.S. Citizenship certificate that includes a personal photo
    • A U.S. passport

    If you don’t have a qualifying photo ID, you can still vote, but you’ll need to present:

    • Valid voter registration certificate
    • Certified birth certificate
    • Current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other document that shows the voter’s name and address.

    In addition to presenting one of those items, you will need to sign a form swearing that you cannot reasonably obtain one of the approved photo ID’s.

    When can I vote?

    The polls are open on Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    Who is on the ballot?

    Texas is an open-primary state, which means you can vote for either party. El Paso County posted a sample Democratic ballot for Tuesday’s election here, and a sample Republican ballot here.

    The candidates running to represent El Paso in the U.S. house are Dori Fenenbock (D), Enrique Garcia (D), Jerome Tilghman (D), John Carrillo (D), Norma Chavez (D), Veronica Escobar (D), Alia Garcia-Ureste (R) and Rick Seeberger (R).

    Those looking to represent El Paso in the Texas Senate Joe Bogen (D), Nathan Johnson (D) and Don Huffines (R).

    Those running to represent El Paso in the Texas House are Mike Miller (D) and Will Metcalf (R).

    At the top of the ballot is the race for U.S. Senate that’s getting nation attention. Running for the position are candidates Beto O’Rourke (D), Edward Kimbrough (D), Sema Hernandez (D), Bruce Jacobson, Jr. (R), Geraldine Sam (R), Mary Miller (R), Stefano de Stefano (R) and incumbent Ted Cruz (R).

    Those running for Texas governor are Adrian Ocegueda (D), Andrew White (D), Cedric Davis, Sr. (D), Grady Yarbrough (D), James Jolly Clark (D), Jeffrey Payne (D), Joe Mumbach (D), Lupe Valdez (D), Tom Wakely (D), Barbara Krueger (R) Greg Abbott (R) and SECEDE Kilgore (R).

    How do I know if I’m registered?

    You can use the El Paso County Elections website to check if you’re registered to vote. You'll need to enter your first name, last name, and birthday. It is too late to register for Tuesday’s primary.

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