It’s time to exercise…

Posted October 20, 2014 in The Mignon Memo

Your right to vote.

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Early voting begins today, October 20th and runs through October 31st. Most locations are open from 7am-7pm. Avoid the lines on November 4th and VOTE EARLY!

Polling Locations:

During the early voting period, you may vote at any location in your county. For a list of local polling locations, please visit your county registrar’s website. A list of county election sources can be found here.


Photo I.D. is required to vote in this election. Acceptable forms include:

  • 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 concealed handgun license 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


What’s on the ballot?

Everything from U.S. congressional races to local city council races (depending on your location), and one constitutional amendment to the Texas Constitution—Proposition 1. For a glimpse at a sample ballot, click here. To read an analysis written by the House Research Organization on Prop 1, click here.


Constitutional Amendment, Proposition 1: Vote “For” or “Against”

“The constitutional amendment providing for the use and dedication of certain money transferred to the state highway fund to assist in the completion of transportation construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation projects, not to include toll roads.”

  • Texas has $23 billion in debt from road construction. Proposition 1 authorizes the state to split a portion of oil and gas severance tax revenues between the Rainy Day Fund and a state transportation fund. If Prop 1 passes, an estimated $1.7 billion will be transferred in the first year and used to fund transportation.