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2014 Primary Election Voters Guide
Order print copies by January 13, 2014!
Print copies will be shipped by February 10, 2014.
Photo ID Now Required to Vote
Texas now requires a photo ID to vote at the polls and the photo ID must be one of 7 photo IDs: Texas DPS issued driver's license, personal ID card, concealed carry license, election identification certificate or US government issued passport, military ID, citizenship or naturalization certificate. Photo ID details available here. Information on obtaining ID available here.
If Names on the ID and Voter Registration Don't Match
The name on the photo ID should match the voter registration name. If names match, addresses don't need to match. If the names don't match exactly, the voter can be accepted if names are substantially similar and poll workers will look at address, date of birth, and the photo. If names are substantially similar, the voter will initial a box for similar name when signing in to vote. E.g., driver's license includes a maiden name for a middle name but voter registration lists a given middle name or initial, according to the Secretary of State, you should be accepted to vote. Additional examples of similar names that should be accepted here.
Am I registered? Where do I vote?
One of LWV's primary goals is to facilitate citizen participation and voter convenience. Click here and find out!
Users from 343 towns and cities in Texas made 9,680 visits to the VOTE411 Voters Guides for the November 5, 2013, election.
Human Trafficking Study
See your reservoir level!
When You Go to Austin
When You Go to Austin: Capitol Guide to the 83rd Legislative Session is now available. Contact the state office for free printed copies.
Health Care Access
What do you think the blue counties have that the rust colored ones don't? The answer is adequate access to health care. See The Texas Tribune interactive map and story here.
Water Study - Texas Water Resources as a Commodity
LWV never supports or opposes candidates for office, or political parties, and any use of the LWV name in campaign advertising or literature has not been authorized.
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LWV-TX Convention 2014
LWV-TX Convention 2014 will be held in Austin, April 25-27, 2014.
Thanks to LWV-Austin Area for volunteering to host the 2014 state convention. Make plans now to attend April 25-27; the DoubleTree will be the host hotel. Don't forget to include provisions for sending delegates in your local League budget for 2013-14.
LWVTX/LWV-TEF 2012-2013 Annual Report
The Affordable Care Act
See the latest LWV-TX publication on the Affordable Care Act entitled The Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, and the Health Insurance Marketplace. Use it for your members and your communities!
2013 Summer Regional Trainings
LWV-Texas' Services to Local Leagues Committee (SLL) did a wonderful job organizing 3 Regional Trainings this summer with a theme of "Strategies for Savvy Leaguers: Thriving in Challenging Times!". They covered such topics as Program, Advocacy, Voter Service, Membership and much more. Thank you to the Leagues in Arlington, Kerrville and Lubbock for securing venues and providing refreshments. And thank you to all the members that attended!
Kerrville, July 13th
Arlington, June 29th
Lobby Days and Making Democracy Work Dinner 2013
Thank you to everyone that attended Lobby Days and the Making Democracy Work Dinner this year! View pictures of both events in the slideshows below.
Lobby Days 2013
Making Democracy Work Dinner 2013
New program updates approved at Statewide Conference:
Highlights of Local Leagues
"League of Women Voters Holding Public Forum on November Ballot"
LWV-Amarillo held a public forum on the ARC's $31.5-million bond issue and the proposed Texas Constitutional Amendments. Read more here.
"League of Women Voters keeps community informed"
LWV-Denton hopes to motivate and inform citizens so they can make better decisions when they go to the polls in upcoming elections. Read the full story, here.
"League of Women Voters hosts CSCOPE informational forum"
LWV-Marshall/Harrison County hosts a forum to inform the public and local educators on the details of the controversial CSCOPE curriculum making a revival as TEKS Resource System. Read more:
"Strong growth leads to award for League of Women Voters"
LWV-Marshall-Harrison County are celebrating another milestone - gaining national recognition for increasing its membership by more than 11 percent in 2012. Read the full story, here.
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