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How do you complete a Travis County election ballot?

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To complete a Travis County election ballot, register to vote if you have not already done so, then visit any voting center, identifiable by a Vote Here sign, within the county at the time of an election. As an election draws near, a sample ballot becomes available on TravisCountyClerk.org, which allows voters to see what is on the ballot before they show up to vote. When there is not an upcoming election, the website offers sample ballots from previous elections.

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The most recent sample ballots on the Travis County Clerk website as of January 2016 are from Nov. 3, 2015. One is for the Texas Constitutional Amendments and Travis County Bond Proposition. The ballot lists several amendment propositions and simply requires the voter to select "For" or "Against" at the bottom of each one. The other ballot concerns the cities and library districts. It requires voters to select "For" or "Against" on a number of propositions and to check a box next to their candidates of choice for a few positions within the district.

A list of all polling locations is available on the Travis County Clerk website when there is an upcoming election. If you are unsure if you are registered to vote in Travis County, use the Voter Lookup tool on VoteTravis.com to check your registration status. Click the How Do I Register to Vote? link to download a registration application, if necessary. Fill out all components of the application, and mail it to the supplied P.O. box to become eligible to vote.

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