It's National Voter Registration Day, and now more than ever, it's important to make your voice heard about the things that matter to you.

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If you aren't already registered to vote, the deadline to do so for the November election is October 11, 2022.

National Voter Registration Day in Texas

The nonpartisan National Voter Registration Day celebrates democracy in the United States and was first observed in 2012. In the last 10 years, almost 4.7 million voters have registered to vote on the holiday, according to the official websiteTexas Secretary of State John Scott provides an overview of voter registration here:

Texas Voting Laws

According to the Texas Secretary of State, unless they have fully completed their sentence, convicted felons cannot register to vote. This includes incarceration, parole, and supervision, or completing court-ordered probation. Those who have been pardoned can also vote.

Acceptable forms of photo ID to cast a ballot in Texas include:

  • Texas driver's license
  • Department of Public Safety-issued election ID
  • Personal ID cards
  • Texas handgun license
  • U.S. military ID card
  • U.S. passport book or card

If you do not have a photo ID, documents with your name and address can be used, including bank statements, government checks, utility bills, or a voter registration certificate. You also need to fill out a reasonable impediment declaration form.

Voting by mail is restricted to those who are 65 and older, sick or disabled, confined in jail (but otherwise eligible to vote), or will be out of the county during early voting and on election day. Applications to vote by mail must be received no later than 11 days before election day, and can be obtained from the Texas Secretary of State's office or the early voting clerk in each county. You can get an application to vote by mail here.

Texas law prohibits cellphones, wireless devices, cameras, recorders, laptops, and cameras within the 100-foot limit.  You cannot bring any type of firearm inside polling locations either, according to the Texas State Law Library.

Bet You Didn't Know: 10 Bizarre Texas Laws Still on the Books

Many states still have strange laws on the books that aren’t enforced or taken seriously anymore, and Texas is no exception.

Most of these laws are just funny now, but at one time, there was a valid (or at least somewhat valid) reason for them to exist.

Texas has plenty of strange rules and regulations that you could technically be prosecuted for if you violate them, since they've never been amended. Some of these are only for specific cities and not state-wide, but all of them are pretty odd!

Let's take a look at 10 of the weirdest ones in the Lone Star State.

Texas in Top 10 Best States to Work from Home in America

How many people do you know that work from home? Since the pandemic, the number of employers with remote jobs has risen steadily.

WalletHub used 12 factors to compare 50 states and the District of Columbia, including the percentage of people working from home, internet cost, cybersecurity, plus size and population concentration of homes in the state.

Let's take a look at the states that are the best for remote work, and where Texas sits on the list nationwide.

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