Early voting for the Texas November 2023 Election kicked off on Oct. 23 and will end on Nov. 3, 2023. As you head to the polls, read everything you need to know about what to expect from this year’s ballot.
What you need to vote:
In order for any of these to be accepted they must contain a valid photo ID:
- Texas drivers license
- Texas Election Identification Certificate
- U.S. passport
- Texas Personal Identification card
- U.S. Military Identification Card
- U.S. Citizenship Certificate
- Texas Personal Handgun license
If you are unable to provide any of these, there are other options:
- Copy of a government document containing name, address and voter registration certificate
- Bank statement
- Utility bill
- Birth certificate
- Government check
How to get a mail-in ballot:
If you cannot vote in person, you may request a mail-in ballot. In order to vote by mail in Texas, you must be 65 or older, expected to give birth within three weeks before or after Election Day, too sick to leave your home, have disabilities or will be out of the county on Election Day. If you want to register for a mail-in ballot email [email protected] or fax 972-547-1996.
Where to vote:
Click the map here to find a polling location near you. Voting locations are subject to change.
What’s on the ballot
Texans are being asked to vote on 14 state constitutional amendments that cover a range of important issues: improving water infrastructure, expanding broadband access, preserving and establishing state parks and ensuring retired teachers receive cost-of-living increases. Voters will also have the opportunity to vote on a proposition that would grant tax exemptions to properties offering childcare services.
A full list of amendments can be found here.
There are five propositions specifically for Collin County. These include:
Proposition A: $261.8 million for court and detention projects
Proposition B: $5.7 million for animal shelter projects
Proposition C: $13.3 million for the medical examiner’s project
Proposition D: $22.4 million for park and open space projects
Proposition E: $380 million for road and bridge projects
The city of Allen will present voters with a $156.5 million bond consisting of five propositions including a public art project, downtown improvements, street improvements, park improvements and more.
The city of Melissa’s ballot will feature 13 amendments to the city charter. Within the U.S. a charter city is a municipality where the governing framework is established by the city's specific charter document, rather than being exclusively regulated by general state laws.
As previously reported by Local Profile, Prosper ISD approved a four-proposition bond that covers several improvements for the district that amount to a total of $2.8 billion. The improvements include the construction of new buildings and facilities, new devices for students and teachers, a new performing arts center, and a $94 million stadium.
In August 2023, the Wylie ISD Board of Trustees approved a $298,145,000 growth management bond aimed at enhancing school maintenance and safety and security, building three new schools and expanding the district’s Career & Technical Education (CTE) program. Additionally, the district estimates that not only there will be no interest and sinking tax rate increase, but WISD’s overall tax rate will be 8.5 cents lower than the previous school year.
The city of Celina is holding a special election on Dec. 9, 2023, to fill an empty council seat. The filing period for applications to be submitted for a place on the ballot began on Sept. 28 and will end on Monday, Oct. 9, at 5:00 p.m. Applications for candidates wishing to run for the open seat on the Celina City Council are available now at Celina City Hall, 142 N Ohio Street and online at the city of Celina’s website.