TYLER, Texas (KETK) – The “Super Tuesday” Texas primary is March 3, but early voting begins February 18 and runs through February 28.

The purpose of early voting is not to pick a side, but to choose candidates that will go on to run against one another in the November general elections.

“This is their way of narrowing down the field so that when we go to the general elections
we have candidates from opposing parties opposing each other,” said Marilyn Wills, League of Women Voters.

An advantage of early voting is fewer lines and a two-week window to decide when to vote around your desired schedule.

Voters must be registered and have the appropriate forms of ID in order to cast a ballot. To check your registration and see more information on voter identification, check the Texas Secretary of State’s Vote Texas website.

Identifications on voting day:

  • Passport
  • US Military photo ID
  • Texas personal ID card
  • US citizenship certificate

Voters can also find a sample ballot for their county and for the Democratic and Republican primaries at VoteTexas.

Polling locations are open around East Texas from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. and locations can be found on the voting website.