Straight Ticket Voting
If you plan on voting a straight party ticket in this election there are a few things you need to know.
Voters heading out to the polls voting straight ticket might not be voting for the local races.
There is some confusion at the polls about straight ticket voting.
"A lot of people like me are not aware of some rules or some of the opportunities you may have or may not have when you vote that way,” said Sandra Perez, a voter.
In Texas, a vote for a straight party ticket casts votes for all candidates in all the races where the candidate fields a party.
A voter, however, may vote a straight party ticket and still cast an individual vote in any particular race.
Irma Cabral will be voting for the first time and says it would help her if she had more information on how to vote.
She said, "there are a lot of people that don't know how to vote and really don't know the rules, so people that know they can show us.
This voter says he didn't know that about straight party voting until a friend told him about it.
“I think if they would tell you there, people would know they aren't voting locally. i found out through a friend."
So if you're voting straight ticket you also need to go to the last page and vote in the city races were candidates aren't affiliated with any of the two biggest parties.