V O T E

votingElection day is upon us! In a few days the United States of America will have had elected a new President and the Election 2016 Extravaganza will be over, but we’re not there yet.

I urge you to please go vote. I don’t care which party you vote for just please go vote. One of the most precious things about our country is that it gives us citizens the RIGHT to choose who we want to lead our country. Too many people believe that they have to vote for either Hillary or Trump. Wrong, you can vote for who you want to be the leader of your country. If it’s Hillary so be it, if it’s Trump so be it; if you want it to be your uncle Ted, you can write him in. But remember you vote for who you want to be the President and leader of this country.

Aside from the national elections, local elections that affect your daily life are occurring at the same time. At least in my line of work the election for District Attorney can be very impactful to my day to day as well as the citizens of Houston.

Today is the day; I urge everybody to vote. Below I attached some instructions and information regarding polling. So put on your walking shoes and get yourself to a polling center and vote. It’s your right as a citizen and let’s be honest we’re all interested to see where this election goes.

 

If you are unsure of where you are registered to vote, Google has made it easy. In your Google search bar type “Where to vote” and it will prompt you to enter your home address. It will show you polling locations that are within your area. You can also visit VoteTexas.gov to get information on polling locations and what you need to bring.

 

You will need acceptable identification. If you have one, bring one of the following. The ID must be current, or be expired by less than 4 years:

 

Texas driver license issued by the Department of Public Safety
Texas election ID certificate
Texas personal ID card
Texas license to carry a handgun
US military ID card with your photograph
US citizenship certificate containing your photograph (doesn’t need to be current)
US passport

 

If you don’t have any of these, you’ll need to (1) sign a sworn statement that there is a reason why you don’t have any of the IDs listed above, and (2) bring one of the following:

Valid voter registration certificate
Certified birth certificate
Current utility bill
Government check
Paystub or bank statement that includes your name and address
Copy of or original government document with your name and an address (original required if it contains a photograph).