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This guide provides a list of major agencies and organizations of interest to voters, answers to frequently-asked questions about voting, and a political ID card that lists all your precinct and district numbers in one convenient location.
The following agencies and organizations can provide information and resources for voters:
Texas Secretary of State (Elections Division)
The Secretary of State is the chief election officer for the State of Texas. The Elections Division Web site includes calendars, lists of offices up for election and the candidates running for them, instructions and advice for Texas voters, voter registration applications, a summary of election-related legislation, and an explanation of voting systems and equipment.
Denton County Elections Administration
The Denton County Elections Administrator supervises elections in Denton County. Their Web site includes calendars, historical information, precinct maps, a database of registered voters, and lists of elected officials who serve Denton County residents.
League of Women Voters of Denton
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The League of Women Voters of Denton, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government. Their Web site includes a guide to candidates running in Denton County elections, a list of current elected officials, and links to relevant resources.
Project Vote Smart
Project Vote Smart is a citizens’ organization set up to provide voters with accurate and unbiased information. Their Web site includes biographical information, issue positions, voting records, campaign finances, and interest group ratings. Call the Hotline above to get instant information on candidates and elected officials, or sign up for RSS feeds and API access to stay current.
UNT Libraries Government Information Connection®
The UNT Libraries Government Documents Department provides government information and resources to residents of the 26th Congressional District. Their Web site, the Government Information Connection®, includes subject guides on politics and elected officials in the United States and Texas.
VoteTexas.gov is a site created by the Texas Secretary of State to make sure that voting in Texas is easy, transparent, and open to all. It’s full of information including the who, what, when, where, and how of voting. As to whom or what to vote for, well, that’s up to you!
Refer to your voter registration certificate or call your County Elections Department to find out your voting precinct number and the other information.
_____ Voting Precinct Number
_____ Congressional District
_____ Texas State Senate District
_____ County Commissioner Precinct
_____ Justice of the Peace Precinct
_____ State Board of Higher Education District
_____ Community College District
_____ School District
_____ City Council District
You may wish to make a list of the candidates you plan to vote for in each jurisdiction and bring it to the polling site.
Note that not every precinct will be having an election in each category, and municipal elections may be held at a different time of the year than national, state, and county elections.