Today is Election Day for the Democratic and Republican primaries in Texas. It is the earliest primary election in the United States. The election will decide who is on the ballot in the general election Nov. 6.

When can I vote?

Polls open at 7 a.m. today and close at 7 p.m. People who are registered to vote can go to any one of the 36 voting locations in the county to cast a ballot.

Do I need an ID?

Texas law requires voters to show one of seven forms of photo ID: a Texas driver’s license or handgun license, a U.S. passport, U.S. military ID card, U.S. citizenship certificate or a Texas Department of Public Safety-issued personal ID card or election identification certificate.

Voters without a photo ID can show a voter registration certificate, certified birth certificate, a current utility bill, a bank statement, a paycheck or government check or a government document (including an out-of-state driver’s license, a Native American tribal ID or a DPS receipt) that includes a name and address.

Voters without ID will also need to sign a declaration stating they could not get an ID for a reasonable excuse.

What races will be decided?

Voters across the state are voting in primary elections for party candidates for governor, lieutenant governor, land commissioner, U.S. senator and other positions.

Locally, Galveston County voters will be casting ballots for county judge, two county commissioner seats, state and U.S. representatives, district attorney and some court positions.

Where can I find the results?

Local results will be posted on as they come in. Updates will also be posted online on the Texas Secretary of State’s office and the Galveston County Clerk’s website, Results will also be published in Wednesday’s edition of The Daily News.

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