Last day to register to vote
Monday, October 5, 2020
First day of early voting:
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Last day of early voting:
Friday, October 30, 2020
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Mail In Ballot Information
In Texas Early voting for the general election begins Tuesday, October 13th and ends Friday, October 30th. The general election itself takes place on Tuesday, November 3rd from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
If you are 65+ years old or disabled, you may request a ballot to vote by mail in the general election. There are certain other circumstances where you may request to vote by mail. For current information contact the Texas Secretary of State at 1-800-252-8683 or go to www.sos.state.tx.us.
Applications for ballot by mail should be mailed to to the Elections Administrator of your county. Check your voter registration certificate for that information. They can send you the application or the political party of your choice in your particular county will send you one also.
If you are qualified, check box 6a (Annual Application) you will automatically receive the November election ballot by mail. Be sure to read the ballot carefully and sign it and the enclosed envelopes as instructed. Multiple signatures are required and are compared at the ballot counting center at your county's election central. Once the ballot is mailed it is advised that you check with the Election Administrator of your county or the State Secretary if it has been received. Give it a week to arrive.
If you request a ballot by mail and then decide to vote in person either early or on Election Day, you must bring your paper ballot to the polling place to surrender it in order to cast a regular in person ballot. You cannot vote by mail and in person. Voting twice is a felony in this state.
Mail in ballots and absentee ballots are counted the same. They are reviewed at counties' election centrals simultaneously by pairs made up of republican and democrat volunteers and triple checked if questions arise. It is a completely non-partisan process with numerous checks and balances in place to avoid both fraud and abuse of the election process.
Vote as early as possible.