texas

Guide to Voting

1. Voter registration

Deadline to Register/update: OCTOBER 5, 2020

Link to Application: https://www.votetexas.gov/register-to-vote/

2. Check Your registration

Why check your registration? Your address is where election officials send notices, application forms to receive your ballot in the mail, and more. Additionally, poll workers will check if the address on your voter registration matches the address on your ID at the polls.

Check Voter Registration Herehttps://teamrv-mvp.sos.texas.gov/MVP/mvp.do

Update Registration Here:
https://www.votetexas.gov/register-to-vote/did-you-change-something.html


Checklist:

  • Is your name spelled correctly? (Correct hyphenations, middle initials, etc)
  • Correct Address
  • Active Voter Status (if not update by sending in another online/mail voter application)
  • Correct Date of Birth
  • Correct Political Party preference

3. Order your mail ballot

Deadline for absentee mail ballot application: Must be received by October 12, 2020 4pm

We recommend requesting your advance mail ballot as soon as possible and well in advance of this deadline in order to ensure that you receive your ballot in time.

Request Mail-In Ballot Here: https://www.sos.texas.gov/elections/voter/reqabbm.shtml

Deadline to return absentee mail Ballot: 
received by november 3, 2020

*** Voters may drop off absentee mail ballot in person at their local county clerk’s office with a valid form of ID:  https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/voter/cclerks.shtml

    4. Early voting information

    • Early in-person voting is available October 13, 2020 – October 30, 2020. You may vote at any early voting location in your county of registration.
    • For information on polling locations, hours, acceptable forms of ID and other questions visit: https://www.votetexas.gov/faq/early-voting.html
    • For more information regarding federal, state and local elections contact your state election official online:    site     or contact Texas Secretary of State, Ruth R. Hughs by e-mail: elections@sos.texas.gov  or call toll free 800.252.VOTE(8683).

     5. Be a poll worker

    • Become a poll worker! Election offices are expecting shortages in poll workers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
    • Poll workers must be 18 years old or over, and a registered voter in their county

    6. Additional Questions?

     https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/index.shtml

     

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