Election Outlook:  Early voting for the March 1, 2016 Primary  Election runs Tuesday, February 16  –  Friday, February 26 | Last day to apply for ballot by mail (received, not postmarked) is Friday, February 19, 2016 | What’s on the Ballot | Voter information | Don´t have a photo ID for voting? Election Identification Certificates are available from DPS offices.
Holiday Notice: The Office of the Texas Secretary of State will be closed Monday, February 15 in observance of Presidents Day. The office will resume normal operating hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 16. Electronic filing and business document searches are available through SOSDirect 24/7.
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About the Colonias Program

"One of government’s chief responsibilities is to help Texans with the greatest needs. The Secretary of State’s Ombudsperson Program is a central part of our initiatives to assist needy Texans living in colonias. The program is helping to provide better roads, bring water and wastewater infrastructure to areas that lack these basic services, and improve the quality of life for some of Texas’ neediest citizens." - Governor Rick Perry

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