It's a new year and, as far as elections go, it's going to a busy and especially important one.

Texas voters will be called upon pretty soon for early voting which starts February 18th. (Early voting for a runoff election here in El Paso has already begun.) If you are not yet a registered voter, you only have until February 3rd to take care of that. Here are the requirements:

  • You are a United States citizen;
  • You are a resident of the county where you submit the application;
  • You are at least 17 years and 10 months old, and you are 18 years of age on
    Election Day.
  • You are not a convicted felon (you may be eligible to vote if you have completed your sentence, probation, and parole); and
  • You have not been declared by a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be either totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote. - votetexas.gov

If you're not sure whether or not you have registered, click here to find out. There are many elections this year, including a Presidential one so, be sure you're ready. For a complete list of election dates and deadlines, click here. There are many polling sites throughout El Paso, you can see a complete list of early voting sites here.

To find out where you vote during the regular elections, click here.