Are you a resident of Conroe, Texas and looking to cast your vote in the upcoming elections? If so, it is essential to understand the rules and regulations for provisional voting in the area. This article will provide an overview of the process and what you need to know before heading to the polls. The first step in the provisional voting process is to receive a notice in the mail within 30 days of the election. This notice will be sent to the address you provided on your affidavit when you registered to vote.
Once you have received this notice, you can then proceed to your polling station on election day.
Campaign Contribution and Spending ReportsUnder Title 15 of the Texas Election Code, candidates running for public office must submit campaign contribution and spending reports. These reports must be submitted prior to the election and are used to guarantee that all candidates are abiding by the rules and regulations set forth by the state.
Testing of Electoral District TabulatorsIn addition to campaign contribution and spending reports, electoral district tabulators must also be tested in accordance with the procedures set forth in Chapter 127, Subchapter D, of the Texas Election Code. This testing is done to make sure that all tabulators are working properly and accurately counting votes.
Delivery of Rejected Provisional BallotsThe judge who chairs a polling station will hand in person to the general guardian of the electoral records the box containing each envelope containing a provisional ballot that was issued at the precinct. A member of the board will then deliver the envelope containing any rejected provisional ballots to the general guardian of the electoral records for preservation during the electoral district's electoral records period.
Changes in Voting Center LocationsFor elections ordered only by the county judge, if the location of the voting center changes after being notified under Section 4.003 of the Texas Election Code, and the county election official maintains a website to inform voters about the elections, then a notice of this change must be posted on their website.
Verification and Counting of Provisional BallotsThe early voting board of elections shall verify and count provisional ballots as provided in this subchapter no later than 13 days after election day.
This deadline does not apply to ballots mailed (domestically or from abroad) by certain members of the armed forces who requested a ballot using an FPCA, as well as members of the Texas National Guard or National Guard from another state, or members of the Reserve, as well as their spouses and dependents; those voters have until 6 days after election day to return their ballots.