Early Voting Begins October 24, Educator Voting Day is October 27

Early voting for the November General Election begins next week! The Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) is your one-stop shop for voting safely and finding non-partisan information on how, when, and where to cast your vote.

TRTA urges members to plan ahead and apply for a mail-in ballot, if eligible. The deadline to apply for a mail-in ballot is October 28.

If you plan to vote in person, make a plan to vote early to avoid longer lines and take a family member, friend, or neighbor with you! Consider voting on Educator Voting Day on Thursday, October 27!

Be aware of election deadlines and take steps to ensure you are ready to vote in General Election 2022!

Key Dates

  • October 24: Early voting begins (use this site to verify early voting locations)
  • October 27: Educator Voting Day!
  • October 28: Deadline to apply for a mail-in ballot
  • November 4: Early voting ends
  • November 8: General Election Day

Voting Resources

Click these links provided by Texas Educators Vote to learn about candidates’ positions on public education issues and build your ballot.

  • Teach the Vote
    • Research the education stances of candidates and officeholders, including Texas legislators, members of the State Board of Education, and certain statewide officials.
  • League of Women Voters in Texas
    • Be informed! Compare candidates! Find what is on your ballot! Please share the League’s nonpartisan Voters Guide with your friends and family!
  • VOTE411
    • Build your personal ballot with this great tool from the League of Women Voters.
  • Texas Tribune
    • Includes the information you need about how and when to vote as well as who is on the ticket in statewide races. You can confirm your voter registration and request a mail-in ballot using the links included on the page.
  • Raise your Hand Texas
    • Their website allows you to view your voter information and research candidates.

Making Your Decision

  • TRTA 2023 Legislative Priorities
    • As you decide which candidates deserve your vote, please take a look at the TRTA 2023 Legislative Priorities. These may be useful to you as you determine which candidates at the state and federal levels support issues that impact retired Texas public school personnel.
  • COLA Talking Points
    • Ask candidates running for the Texas Legislature if they will commit to funding a meaningful, substantial cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) retirees. Use the COLA Talking Points when visiting with candidates about why a COLA for TRS retirees is needed now!

Many TRTA local chapters are conducting candidate forums at their meetings. Ask for details from your local chapter president if you already are a local member or contact a local chapter near you for more information. Candidate forums are a great way to get your questions answered before you vote.

Thank You!

Thank you for being a member of TRTA and supporting issues that affect retired Texas public school personnel. We hope all our members are making their voting plans now! Please make your General Election 2022 voting plan today!

TRTA is the only group that focuses solely on your TRS retirement security! Please join us today!

Thank you for being a member of TRTA and supporting issues that affect retired Texas public school personnel. Be sure to download the TRTA app to receive all of the latest updates and communicate with your fellow retirees.

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