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Voting and Elections

Voting and election information

Voter ID

Voters must present one form of acceptable identification at a polling location.

Here are the acceptable forms of photo ID:

  • Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  • Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
  • Texas personal identification card issued by DPS
  • Texas license to carry a handgun issued by DPS
  • United States military identification card containing the person's photograph
  • United States citizenship certificate containing the person's photograph
  • United States passport

Registered voters who don't have one of the seven specified photo IDs issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety or the U.S. Government are allowed to use one of the following. The voter will also need to sign a "reasonable impediment declaration" and will then be permitted to vote using a regular ballot.
  • Valid voter registration certificate
  • Certified birth certificate (must be an original)
  • Copy of or original current utility bill
  • Copy of or original bank statement
  • Copy of original government check
  • Copy of or original paycheck
  • Copy of or original government document with your name and an address (original required if it contains a photograph)

Note that:
  • Name on ID and voter registration card must be substantially the same but not identical
  • Voter addresses on ID and official list of voters need not match at time of voting
  • Election officials cannot question a voter about the use of an ID type
  • Poll watchers may never question a voter about Voter ID issues

For details about the accepted voter IDs, visit the LWV-Texas Voter ID website.

Register to Vote

  • Are you registered to vote? Check here.
  • Do you want to register to vote in Collin County? Click here.
  • Do you want to register to vote in a different county? Click here.
  • Would you like help registering voters at an event? Click here to submit a request to LWV-CC.

What is my district or precinct?

To determine your district or precinct for each office, check your voter registration card or look it up online at Collin County Voter Registration Search.

Candidates and Issues

How and Where to Vote

Before an election, you can find your polling places, early voting times and locations, and district or precinct information at the Collin County Elections website

Why Vote?

  • Voting is power!
  • Elections determine leaders and policies.
  • Special interests take control when you don't vote.
  • Democracy only works if we vote.
  • If you don't vote, don't complain.