Civic Engagement Committee News:


In keeping with Temple Shalom’s goal of providing ALL eligible voters of our congregation with the tools and information needed to vote in the safest, most expedient manner, and as part of the Reform movement’s Every Voice, Every Vote campaign, we present the following information to help you on your civic engagement journey this election season:


Upcoming Election Key Dates and Deadlines Election Day:   
Tuesday, November 8, 2022:  7:00 AM – 7:00PM
Last Day to Vote Early In Person: Nov 4, 2022
Last Day to Receive Ballots By Mail In Person: Nov 8, 2022 by 7PM
Last Day to Receive Domestic Ballot By Mail: Nov 9, 2022 (post marked by Nov 8)

Would You Like To Vote By Mail?

Click on the link below to watch this entertaining and informative video and learn the ins and outs of:
· obtaining, completing and submitting a Vote By Mail application
· completing and returning your Vote By Mail ballot

Remember: Completed ballots must be received by the early voting clerk in your county by:
7:00 PM on November 8th if mailed but does not have a postmark or delivery receipt
5:00 PM on Wednesday, November 9th if mailed and postmarked or has a delivery receipt showing the voter submitted the ballot for delivery by

7:00 PM on November 8th, or

7:00 PM on November 8th if hand delivered to the early voting clerk

Questions ????


Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Early Voting


Enter your address in the form at this link to learn: What Does My Ballot Look Like?  

Early Voting:

Monday, Oct. 24 through Friday Oct, 28, 2022  — 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday, Oct 29, 2022 —  7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022 — 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Monday, Oct.31, 2022 through Wednesday, Nov.2, 2022 — 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday Nov. 3 through Friday Nov. 4 ,2022 — 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM

During the early voting period, registered and eligible voters may vote at ANY early voting location located in the county of residence.

When and where to vote in person:
The time to vote to encounter low numbers of other voters is during the two-week period of early voting.
Traffic is high on the first and last two days of early voting, so avoid those days.
Traffic is lowest on the weekend between the two weeks, especially the Sunday between the two weeks of early voting.

Early Voting Locations:

Dallas County:

Colin County:

Denton County:

Required Identification for Voting In- Person
The following is a list of the acceptable form of identification which you must bring with you to the polls on election day: bring at least one of these to your polling location.

  • Texas Driver License issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
    Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
    Texas Personal Identification Card issued by DPS
    Texas Handgun License issued by DPS
    United States Military Identification Card containing the person’s photograph
    United States Citizenship Certificate containing the person’s photograph
    United States Passport (book or card)

Forms must be current or expired less than four years. For voters aged 70 or older, the acceptable form of photo identification may be expired for any length of time if the identification is otherwise valid. For voters aged 18-69, the acceptable form of photo identification may be expired no more than four years before being presented for voter qualification at the polling place.

For more information on forms of identification, other, alternative forms accepted, and what to do if you lack a current ID or need to cast a provisional ballot, click here: 

If you have concerns about any difficulties while accessing your polling location or your access to the polls to cast a ballot, you may call the Texas Civil Rights Project for assistance at this hotline: 1- 866-Our-Vote

Questions? Check these great resources below: (note helpful links on the left)


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