Texas has 36 House Members and 1 Senator for election in 2020.
Online and In-Person Registration
Texas has no online registration nor same-day registration.
Residents can print out a form online and mail it to the county Elections Office. It must be postmarked 30 days before Election Day.
In-person registration also available at County Registrar office or via requested postage-paid envelope from this office. Registration valid 30 days after submission and registrar’s acceptance.
General Election - November 3rd
- Ballots by Mail sent out on Oct. 4, 2020
- Voter Registration ends on October 5, 2020
- Early voting begins on October 13th; ends October 30, 2020
- Last day to receive Application for Ballot by Mail on October 23, 2020
Ballot by Mail (Texas’ absentee ballot)
Seniors 65 and older, the disabled, and a limited list of other voters are automatically eligible to request an Application for Vote by Mail Ballot. During COVID-19 voters are urged to contact their county Early Voting Election Administrator to request a Vote by Mail Ballot Application. However, the State is engaged in ongoing litigation to resist whether “disability” includes those who do not wish to vote in person for fear of Covid-19.
Harris County is litigating whether all registered voters could automatically be sent an absentee ballot without an application.
Recent judicial decision that absentee ballots with a perceived signature mismatch cannot be rejected unless voter given pre-rejection notice of this finding and “meaningful opportunity to cure his/her ballot’s rejection.” https://ballotpedia.org/United_States_Senate_election_in_Texas,_2020.
Voters may cast ballot at any Early Voting location within county where they reside.
Strict photo ID laws based on 7 possible forms. Photo ID required either at registration, or to vote by mail the first time, or to vote in-person, whether for Early Voting or Election Day. Other acceptable IDs include bank statement; paycheck; government document with name and address; current utility bill.
Election Day Voting
Polling locations are open from 7am to 7pm on Election Day. Some counties allow voters to use any voting center in their county.
Certain counties will offer curbside pickup, but eligibility varies dependent on litigation about whether “disability” requires symptoms or only self-identification.
Texas Stats (Black, Hispanic and Asian Voters)
Phonebanks are open daily from 9am to 9pm Central time. Voter registration phonebanks are available to register voters for the November General Election.
Election Day Phonebanks
Tarrant County 18 to 65