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Get Ready to Vote 2022: Overview

A step-by-step guide for SMU students

Voting in Person

Registered voters in Texas will vote in person in the county in which they are registered during the early voting period or on election day at an official polling place. We encourage you to vote early.

  • Bring your Texas ID, Texas driver's license, or a passport.
  • When you sign in, the poll worker will ask you for your ID and if your current address matches the address on your ID. This is so they can figure out if you have moved. The address on your ID does NOT have to match the address on the registration roles. But, you must be registered in the county in which you are voting.
  • Curbside voting is available for those who are physically unable to enter the building.

Election Day Voting, Nov. 8th 7am to 7pm

Hughes-Trigg Student Center

While located on the SMU campus, the polling place will be open to all Dallas County voters. Visitors can find updated parking information on the SMU Parking Services page

Early Voting, Oct 24-Nov 4

Early voting hours

October 24 - 28, Monday - Friday 7am to 7pm
October 29, Saturday 7am to 7pm
October 30, Sunday 12pm to 6pm
October 31 - November 2, Monday - Wednesday 7am to 7pm
November 3 - November 4, Thursday - Friday, 7am to 9pm

Early voting locations close to SMU campus 

  • University Park United Methodist Church, 4024 Caruth Blvd
  • Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 7611 Park Ln
  • Oak Lawn Branch Library, 4100 Cedar Springs Rd.

Early voting locations showing for University Park UMC, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Oaklawn Branch Library

Learn about Candidates

Make the most out of voting by being knowledgable about the positions of the candidates on your ballot and major political issues.