Voting in
Texas

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How & Where to Vote

Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.

Register to Vote

Register to vote in Texas, or learn more about voter ID & rights.

Election Details

Visit the Texas Election Website or call (800) 252-VOTE to learn more about your states voting details.

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Important Dates - General Election

11/3/2020
General Election Date
10/5/2020
Mail Registration Deadline (postmarked by)

Voting Information for Texas

Don’t miss your next election!

Due to COVID-19, Texas has moved primary runoff elections, including Democratic Senate runoff between MJ Hegar and state Sen. Royce West, from May 16th to July 14th. Expanding Texas' excuse-required absentee voting system for this election is also the subject of litigation.

Previously scheduled municipal elections may be moved on a case by case basis to Nov. 3rd due to the pandemic. The date change will be up to each municipality.

Presidential Primaries

No party affiliation is required at registration to participate in primary. See Texas Republican Party or Democratic Party sites for more details.

Statewide Primaries

Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.

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Early Voting + Absentee Voting



Early Voting Dates: TBD for July 14th runoff

You can vote in-person at any early voting location in your county from (TBD for July 14th runoff) before the election. No excuse required.

To vote by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for a ballot (click here) no later than (TBD for July14th runoff) Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be postmarked by the day before the election.

The absentee ballot application period opens Jan. 1st or 60 days before each election. You must submit a form for each election that you would like to participate in by-mail. You’ll need to give an excuse to vote by mail absentee ballot. Info here on what qualifies.

Request Absentee Ballot

Voter ID + Access for Texas

Do Voters Need ID?

  • Yes, voters need an ID
  • State or federal photo ID is required
  • Multiple forms of ID accepted
  • First time voters need ID

More Chances to Register


Your state does not offer additional voter registration options outside of the deadlines listed above.

Pre-registration

  • The pre-registration age is 17 years and 10 months
Youth participation is affected by changing state legislation or party rules. If we are not up to date please let us know.