AUSTIN (October 21, 2012)--A record 13.64 million Texans have registered to vote this year, and they will start casting early ballots Monday across the state.
Early voting continues until Nov. 2 and Election Day is Nov. 6.
Voters with registration cards will not have to show a photo ID.
In many races a handful of voters could decide some important contests.
Democratic state Rep. Pete Gallego is trying to take back the 27th Congressional District from Republican incumbent Quico Canseco.
Former U.S. Rep. Nick Lampson, a Democrat, is putting on a stronger than expected challenge to Republican state Sen. Randy Weber to replace Congressman Ron Paul.
Tarrant County officials expect a big turnout in the race between state Sen. Wendy Davis and state Rep. Mark Shelton.