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WASHINGTON COUNTY ELECTIONS OFFICE

The Washington County Elections Office is responsible for voter registration as well as the administration of all federal, state and county elections. Local cities, school districts and other political entities may also arrange to conduct their specific elections with this office as well.

                                               Visit the Secretary of State - www.sos.state.tx.us/elections                                            Welcome to - VoteTexas.gov

Elections Administrator

Carol Jackson

100 E. Main Street, Suite 105

Brenham, TX 77833

Phone: 979-277-6264

Fax: 979-277-6213

Email: cjackson@washingtoncountytx.gov
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Elections Administrator Clerk

Janet Daniel
Phone: 979-277-6264
Email: jdaniel@washingtoncountytx.gov

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Closed on holidays)                                                   

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Important 2022-2024 Election Dates                Elections Website Requirements

Call the Elections Office @ (979)277-6264 for more information regarding elections or voter registration.

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NOTE - NEW LAW: HB 1217 (2023, R.S.) amended Section 85.005(c) of the Code, effective September 1, 2023, to require that in ALL counties (regardless of population), voting in a primary election runoff shall be conducted at the main early voting polling place for at least 12 consecutive hours on each day between May 20, 2024 and May 24, 2024. Voting may not be conducted earlier than 6:00 AM or later than 10:00 PM. Sec. 85.005(c))

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NEW LAW: Changes to Accessibility Requirements – Senate Bill 477

VOTING PRIORITY CURBSIDE VOTING VOTING SYSTEM EQUIPMENT ELECTRONIC POLLBOOK
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EARLY VOTING
IN-PERSON

VOTING BY MAIL SOLICITUD DE BOLETA POSTAL VOTETEXAS.GOV

 Election Systems and Software

WHAT'S ALLOWED AT THE POLLING PLACE ASSISTANCE AT THE POLLS VOTER ID SOS - CURBSIDE VOTING
EARLY VOTING

VOTING IN TEXAS 
IN-PERSON

STUDENT CLERKS MILITARY AND OVERSEAS VOTERS 

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  •             Mass Mail Out of Voter Registration Renewal Certificate are in the Mail!
    Every two (2) years the Office of the Secretary of State sends out a Directive with information
    regarding the upcoming Mass Mail Out. While the color of the certificate changes, much
    remains consistent. Renewal voter registration certificates are mailed out during odd numbered
    years, however the valid from dates begin the following even-numbered year. The valid from
    date on the renewal certificate is 01/01/2024 – 12/31/2025 and must be mailed to all voters in
    the county in active status whose registration is effective on or before December 31, 2023.
    Certificate Requirements.
    Renewal voter registration certificates will be mailed out starting today. The renewal postcard
    certificates are Pantone 107U (yellow) AND 4 1/8” X 6 in size. The certificates contain the
    following information: Voter Unique Identifier (VUID), year of birth, valid from date, name,
    gender and 3-digit precinct number, physical address, and mailing address.
    The Texas Secretary of State has prescribed a certificate with ten (10) boxes for placement of
    the seven (7) required districts and (if required), (3) three optional districts to be determined 
    by the voter registrar for the county. Voter Certificate
    District codes:
    1. United States Representative – USREP 10
    2. State Senate – STSEN 12
    3. State Representative – STREP 18
    4. County Commissioner – Comm. 1, 2, 3, or 4
    5. Justice of the Peace – JP 1, 2, 3, or 4
    6. City District Code – CITY - BR C- 1, 2, 3, or 4
    7. School District Code – SCHOOL
    8. State Board of Education – SBE 10 (optional)

    Suspense voters do not receive a new certificate. A voter certificate previously mailed to the 
    address
    provided by the voter on file has been returned by the post office due to an incorrect mailing 
    address.
    Any concerned voters who do not receive a voter registration renewal certificate may call the 
    Elections
    office at (979)277-6264 to check on the status of their certificate or voter registration

     

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  • VOTER REGISTRATION

    Voter Registration Application    Solicitud de Registro Electoral   Voter Registration Information

    More information can be found at: https://www.votetexas.gov

    You are eligible to register to vote if you:

    • Are a United States citizen;
    • Are a resident of the county where the application is submitted;
    • Are at least 17 years and 10 months old, and you are 18 years of age on Election Day;
    • Have not been finally convicted of a felony, or if convicted, you have completed all punishment, including any term of incarceration, parole, supervision, probation, or have received a pardon;
    • Note: Deferred adjudication is not a final felony conviction.
    • Have not been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.
    • Note: People with disabilities have the right to register to vote so long as they are eligible.

    Convicted Felons and Voting

    In Texas, a convicted felon regains the right to vote after completing his or her sentence. Therefore, once you have completed the punishment phase (including any term of incarceration, parole, or supervision, or completed a period of probation ordered by the court), you are eligible to register and vote in the State of Texas.

    Volunteer Deputy Registrars

    Volunteer Deputy Registrar Training (PDF) | Spanish(PDF)

    Election Worker Information

    Poll Worker Training: Online Poll Worker Training

    Student Election Workers

    VOTING BY MAIL 

    (Application for Ballot by Mail – ABBM & Federal Post Card Application – FPCA)

    For more information: https://www.votetexas.gov

    A qualified voter may vote by mail if the voter:

    • Will be 65 or older on Election Day (Annual or Regular ABBM)
    • Has a Disability (Annual or Regular ABBM)
    • Is expecting to give birth within three weeks before or after Election Day (Regular ABBM) (New Law)
    • Is civilly committed under Chapter 841, Health and Safety Code (Regular ABBM) (New Law)
    • Expects to be absent from county during Early Voting and on Election Day (Regular ABBM)
    • Is Confined in Jail (Regular ABBM)
    • Is in the Attorney General Address Confidentiality Program (Regular ABBM)
    • Is Military or dependent of Military & outside of home Texas county (FPCA)
    • Is Temporarily Living Outside the United States (FPCA)
    • Is Living Outside the United States and the Voter has Indicated their Intent to Return is Uncertain (FPCA)
    • Is a member of the National Guard or Dependent (FPCA) Chapters 82 and 101, Texas Election Law Code (New Law)

      APPLICATION FOR A BALLOT BY MAIL 

      Important Instructions

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      Instrucciones Importantes

      MILITARY AND OVERSEAS: https://www.votetexas.gov/military-overseas-voters

      Mail   - 100 E. Main, Ste. 105, Brenham, TX  77833 
      Fax     - 979-277-6213
      Email - cjackson@washingtoncountytx.gov

      Methods of Submitting an ABBM or FPCA

      NEW LAW: House Bill 3107 (2021)-Effective September 1, 2021, voters who are disabled or 65 or older, may now personally deliver their ABBM or FPCA to the early voting clerk not later than the close of regular business in the early voting clerk’s office or 12 noon, whichever is later, on the 11th day before election day (unless that day is a Saturday, Sunday, or legal state or national holiday, in which case the last day is the first preceding regular business day.) 
      This method does not apply to voting by mail due to absence from the county of residence.
      Sections 84.007, 84.008, and 101.052 Texas Election Code.

      Faxed or Emailed Application

      • If an ABBM is faxed or emailed, or if an FPCA is faxed, then the applicant must submit the ORIGINAL application BY MAIL to the early voting clerk so that the early voting clerk receives the original no later than the 4th business day after receiving the emailed or faxed ABBM or FPCA.
      • If the early voting clerk does not receive the original ABBM or FPCA by that deadline, then the emailed or faxed ABBM or faxed FPCA will be considered incomplete, and the early voting clerk may NOT send the applicant a ballot.
      •      The early voting clerk should retain a copy of the FPCA for their own records, but should not retain a copy of the FPCA for their own records, but should send the FPCA submitted by the voter to the Voter Registrar for registration purposes.

      Section 84.007, Texas Election Code

      Did you know? Forms of Acceptable ID: https://www.votetexas.gov/register-to-vote/need-id.html

      • You must show an acceptable form of photo ID to vote.
      • Guns are not permitted in the voting location. Unless you are law enforcement, your gun should be left at home or in your vehicle.
      • Cell phones cannot be used within 100 feet of the voting location. This means you cannot answer your phone should it ring and should be placed in your purse or pocket and on silent mode if possible.
      • There should be no talking once you receive your ballot. The exception is if you asked for assistance or an interpreter at the time of check-in or need help or assistance from a poll worker.
      • There is no politicking allowed within the 100’ distance marker. This includes items such as masks, hats, t-shirts, pens, stickers, business cards, and the like. These items should be left at home or in your vehicle. You will be asked to remove or cover up any visible items or to leave the voting location. 
      • No one has the right to intimidate you while you are at the polls. You do not have to speak to anyone who is politicking outside of the 100’ distance marker. Candidates are allowed inside the 100’ to vote, when asked by a voter for assistance in voting or to attend to official work duties only. 
      • You can bring in literature to assist you in voting. It is always recommended that you do your research on the candidates and issues before coming to the voting location.  A list of names and issues to vote for may be made in advance of arriving at the voting location and used to assist you in voting. 
      • Note: List provided outside of the voting location by a candidate(s) is considered political material and should not be brought into the location.

      Voter Id Requirements: https://www.votetexas.gov/register-to-vote/need-id.html

      Notice of Voting Order Priority 

      CURBSIDE VOTING is available during Early Voting and on Election Day for a voter who is physically unable to enter the polling place to vote. A designated parking space in front of the polling place is available for the curbside voter.

      Polling locations have a Curbside sign with a bell to notify election officials or call 979-277-6264 to alert us!

       

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    • PAST ELECTION RESULTS (Resultados de elecciones pasadas)
      General Elections:
      November 2012 - Presidential Election (Eleccion Presidencial)
      November 2014 - Gubernatorial Election (Eleccion del Governador)
      November 2015 - Constitutional Amendment Election (Eleccion sobre Enmiendas a al Constitucion)
      November 2016 - Presidential Election (Eleccion Presidencial)
      November 2017 - Constitutional Amendment Election (Eleccion sobre Enmiendas a la Constitucion)
      November 2018 - Gubernatorial Election (Eleccion del Governador)
      November 2019 - Constitutional Amendment Election (Eleccion sobre Enmiendas a la Constitucion)
      November 2020 - Presidential Election (Eleccion Presidencial)
      November 2021 - Constitutional Amendment Election (Eleccion sobre Enmiendas a la Constitucion)
      November 2021 - Constitutional Amendment Election (Eleccion sobre Enmiendas a la Constitucion)
      November 2022 -Gubernatorial Election (Eleccion del Governador)
      November 2023 - Constitutional Amendment Summary
      November 2023 - Constitutional Amendment Precinct by Precinct 

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