Voting 101


  • Are you 18 or older and not sure how to vote?
  • Are you concerned that your vote doesn’t count?
  • Can your vote be hacked in Smith County?
  • What the heck is the Electoral College and why should I care?
  • Don’t know where and when to vote?

If you answered yes to any of these important questions, the League of Women Voters can help!  Your elected officials make many decisions that affect you DAILY!  Come learn your role in electing people who will work on your behalf.

The League of Women Voters of Tyler/Smith County wants area residents to feel secure when they vote for local, state, and federal candidates. LWV-Tyler/Smith County offers the Voting 101 class to help voters of all ages through the maze of how the voting process works, how to get to know the candidates, and where to find unbiased information about ballot issues.

The League of Women Voters is a non-profit, non-partisan political and educational volunteer organization that does not support or oppose any candidate or party  Our mission is to encourage informed and active participation in government, to work to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and to influence public policy through education and advocacy.

The League assists the public in understanding how government works, and we believe that each citizen should be protected in his right to vote.

For more information on having this presentation at your location, contact the League at

The League provides the basics of voting – a very important right for every citizen!


Electing the President: A Guide to the Election Process

Download this informative, easy-to-understand 16-page guide. Excellent for use with students, clubs and organizations, or to help keep score over the course of the campaign. To download, click here.

Voter ID FAQs

Photo ID Required

MC910217053 (2)Voters will be required to show a photo ID. You must now present one of the following forms of photo ID when voting in person:

-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 concealed 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

 ID must have expired no more than 60 days before being presented for voter qualification at the polling place. 

For more information, read this document from the Texas Secretary of State. 

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