Voting information

Early voting information and compact sample ballot

2018 general election voting guide.pdf

Voting information

Interactive Secretary of State Candidate listing Brazos County voting information, vote center location, when to vote, sample ballots

Early voting: Monday, October 22, 2018 through Friday, November 2, 2018

Election Day: Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Become a deputy voter registrar

DVR trainings take place 5:45 p.m., the third Tuesday of every month at the Brazos County Elections Administration Office, 300 E. William Joel Bryan Parkway, Suite 100, 77803 Register by close of business the day before the training by calling Kathy Scheutze, 979-361-5770 to reserve your seat and to ensure enough training materials.

Straight-ticket voting

November 2018 is last statewide election allowing straight-ticket voting

In Texas, a vote for a straight-party Democratic ticket casts votes for all Democratic party candidates in all races in which the party is fielding a candidate and the voter is eligible to cast a vote, from statewide to local.

On June 1, 2017, Gov. Abbott signed into law HB 25, which eliminates the straight-ticket voting option in Texas for all races beginning in 2020.

A voter, however, may vote a straight-party ticket and also cast an individual vote in a particular race in the following situations—

  • the voter's party did not field a candidate in a specific race,
  • the voter does not wish to support the party's candidate in a specific race, but wishes to vote for another candidate in that race; an individual vote will override the straight-party vote, but only in those specific races where an individual vote is cast.
  • In those cases where a partisan election is combined with a non-partisan election and/or ballot issues, the voter can vote straight-party in the partisan portion, but then must vote individually in the other portion(s).
(sourced from Wikipedia)