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Political Campaign Memorabilia: Library Display

Information about voting, early voting, and elections. The display will be up through March 2022.

Visit the Smith Library Center lobby to see the current display of political campaign memorabilia spanning the 1970s to the 2020 election. 

Special Collections contains even more items and welcomes visitors. 

Helpful links to voter information

VOTING ON CAMPUS

Southwestern will once again be hosting an on-campus polling location on the Texas primaries Election Day, next Tuesday, March 1. If you're registered to vote in Williamson County, just show up at the southeast corner of the Robertson Center (closest to Howry) with appropriate identification anytime between 7 am and 7 pm.

What Do I Need to Bring With Me to Vote?

Texas registered voters have additional options when presenting ID at the polls. As provided by court order issued on August 10, 2016, if a voter is not able to obtain one of the seven forms of approved photo ID, the voter may vote by (1) signing a declaration at the polls explaining why the voter is unable to obtain one of the seven forms of approved photo ID, AND (2) providing one of various forms of supporting documentation.

Seven approved Forms of Photo ID
  1. Texas Driver License issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  2. Texas Election Identification Certificate (EIC) issued by DPS
  3. Texas Personal Identification Card issued by DPS
  4. Texas License to Carry a Handgun (LTC) issued by DPS
  5. U.S. Military ID Card containing the person’s photograph
  6. U.S. Citizenship Certificate containing the person’s photograph
  7. U.S. Passport
Supporting documentation can be:
  • Valid Voter Registration Certificate Certified Birth Certificate (must be an original)
  • Copy of or original current utility bill
  • Copy of or original bank statement
  • Copy of or original government check
  • Copy of or original paycheck
  • Copy of or original government document with your name and an address (original required if it contains a photograph)

What can’t I wear to the polls?

In Texas, a person may not wear apparel or a similar communicative device relating to a candidate, measure, or political party appearing on the ballot in the current election, but a person may wear such apparel relating to a candidate, measure, or political party that does NOT appear on the ballot in the current election.

In other words, if you are wearing a hat, t-shirt, or button relating to a candidate, measure or political party that does not appear on the ballot in the current election, you are not violating Texas law.

However, if you are wearing apparel relating to a candidate, measure, or political party on the ballot, a presiding judge has the ability to enforce the law within the 100-foot marker outside of the polling place entrance. You may be asked to remove or cover up your apparel before entering the building.