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!

In Texas, your voter registration application must be received by Oct. 5th for the general election An excuse is required to vote by mail.

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.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in Texas:

Don't forget to put postage on your ballot. You are responsible for adding stamps.

Your state has a "received by" deadline of Tuesday, November 3rd. The post office suggests that ballots are mailed at least two weeks prior to make the "received by" deadline. Don't wait! You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date.

Your state does NOT offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot. Your ballot will be tossed if your signature does not match or you do not follow directions. Pay close attention to your state’s completed absentee ballot requirements so your vote is counted.

Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Click here to access.

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: Oct. 19th-Oct. 30th

You can vote in-person at any early voting location in your county from Oct. 19th-Oct. 30th before the election. No excuse required.

To vote by mail, first you’ll need to apply for a ballot, your request must be received by no later than Oct. 23rd. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by 7 p.m. on Election Day.

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.