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Are you ready to vote?

Have you filled out your 2020 Census questionnaire?

The resources below will guide you through the process.

Let's make sure that both you and your vote count!

REMINDER: You have to register to vote before Election Day in Texas. The last day to register to vote before the 2020 general election is Oct. 5.

Important Dates to 

Remember

Oct. 5, 2020 - Last day to register to vote for the 2020 general election

Oct. 13 - 30, 2020 - Early Voting Period

Oct. 23, 2020 - Last day to request ballot by mail

Nov. 3, 2020 - Election Day

Start Here!

 

Check your voter registration status, register to vote, and apply to vote by mail if you are eligible (click here to see who qualifies to vote by mail) all in one place at:

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Voting in Texas can be complicated, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. But it doesn't have to be this way!

 

Sign up through TurboVote below and we will send you reminders about important elections dates, walk you through the process of voting by mail (if you are eligible), confirm that your mail-in ballot was received, and help you find your polling place.

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2020 Census

Your voice in the political process doesn't start at the ballot box,

it starts with the census!

The Census plays a central role in our fight for our Moral Agenda. The Constitution gives everyone in this country the right to equal representation, and the government ensures this by taking a census count of every single person living in the US every 10 years. Census data is then used to draw our election districts, distribute tax money back to our state and communities in the form of services and grants, and even determines where we will vote and where our children go to school. 

The Trump Administration is cutting short field operations for the Census Bureau by a month in an attempt to exclude low-income individuals and people of color from receiving equal representation. With an undercount, we stand to lose not only representation, but also federal funding and resources that play a vital role in our communities.

 

Please self-respond to the census and

have friends and family do so as well! 

You can respond online, by phone, or by mail.

Other Ways to Check Your Voter Registration

Status and Register to Vote 

To register in Texas you must: 

  • be a citizen of the United States

  • be a resident of the county in which the application for registration is made 

  • be at least 17 years and 10 months old (you must be 18 to vote) 

  • not be finally convicted of a felony, or if a convicted felon, you must have fully discharged your punishment, including any incarceration, parole, supervision, period of probation or be pardoned

  • have not been declared mentally incompetent by final judgment of a court of law

  1. Check your voter registration status at votetexas.gov   You must update your voter registration if you have:

    • moved, or

    • changed your name, or

    • not voted in the last 4 years.

  2. Voters who move to a new address within the same county or changed your name while remaining in the same county can update your information online by clicking here.

  3. New voters or voters who move to another county:

  • Visit the Secretary of State's website to Request a Postage-Paid Voter Registration Form, or

  • You may fill out a voter registration application online, print it, sign it, and mail it to the voter registrar in your county of residence. You are not registered until you have filled out the online application, printed it, signed it, and mailed it to your local County Voter Registrar. Your County’s Voter Registrar will then process your application, and your registration becomes effective 30 days after it is submitted (and accepted) by the County Voter Registrar. The County Voter Registrar’s address can be found at the top of the online outputted voter registration application once you have submitted your information from the fill-in-the blanks screen.

Regístrese Para Votar at VoteTexas.gov

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Apply to Vote by Mail 

The following guidance on how to vote safely during the COVID-19 pandemic is being provided by the League of Women Voters of Texas.

Voters who are in high-risk categories for COVID-19, who are sick, disabled or 65 years or older are eligible to vote-by-mail in Texas.  Please refer to the Center Disease Control's list of 'People who Are at Higher Risk for Severe Illness' to see what health conditions qualify.

How to Obtain an Application to Vote by Mail

  • Visit register2vote.org to fill out a vote by mail application and have it mailed to you.  Once you receive the form in the mail, follow the instructions on how to submit the form to your County Election Official.

  • Or, you may Print an application, contact your county election official for an application, or request an application form the secretary of state's office

  • Applications must be received (not postmarked) by Friday, October 23, 2020, for the General Election. 

 

What to Bring to the Polls

If you experience any problems at the polls, please call

866-OUR-VOTE for help.

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You will be asked to show photo ID to vote in Texas. Acceptable forms include:

  • Texas driver's license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS);

  • Texas election ID certificate;

  • Texas personal ID card;

  • Texas handgun license;

  • US military ID with photo;

  • US citizenship certificate with photograph (doesn't need to be current); or a US passport.

  • Forms must be current or expired less than four years. For voters aged 70 or older, the acceptable form of photo identification may be expired for any length of time if the identification is otherwise valid.

If you don't have ID and cannot obtain one due to a reasonable impediment, you'll need to sign a sworn statement that there is a reason why you don't have any of the accepted IDs, and present one of the following:

  • certified birth certificate (original);

  • valid voter registration certificate;

  • or a current utility bill, government check, bank statement or paycheck, or government document with your name and an address (original required if it contains a photograph). 

If you don't have ID and do not have a reasonable impediment to obtaining one or did not bring ID to the polling place, you may cast a provisional ballot. In order to have the provisional ballot counted, you will be required to visit the voter registrar's office within six (6) calendar days of the date of the election to either present one of the forms of photo ID or submit a temporary affidavit, or, if applicable, qualify for the disability exemption, in the presence of the county voter registrar while attesting to the fact that you do not have any of the required photo IDs.

Where to Vote

  • Early Voting is offered before each election. Registered voters may vote early in person at any early voting location in their county. Please refer to your County Election Administrator's website for a list of polling locations.

  • On Election Day, Nov. 3, please refer to your County Election website for polling locations and their hours of operation.

Voters with Special Needs 

  • Curbside voting is available. If physically unable to enter polling place, ask election officer to bring a ballot to the entrance or to a curbside parked car. The election officer or your companion will put completed ballot in the ballot box. 

  • A Voter may receive assistance at the polls if they cannot read or write, have a physical disability that prevents them from reading or marking the ballot, cannot speak English, or communicates only with sign language and wants assistance in communicating with election officials.

  • For additional details about voters with special needs visit:   

https://www.votetexas.gov/voters-with-special-needs/