Usually, we’d have large campaign rallies, nationally televised debates and local debate gatherings. We’d have neighborhood campaigning and lots of in person get out the vote initiatives.
But, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, our campaign season and election day Tuesday, November 3, 2020 are quite different!
This election, in addition to seeking out information on candidates, we must make plans to vote now, way in advance of November. Here are some important dates and useful links.
When Can I register to vote?
You must register to vote no later than Monday, October 5.
For eligibility, to confirm your voter registration status, or to obtain an application to register to vote, go here:
Be aware that if you moved to a new county in Texas, you must re-register.
If you have changed your name and address, and updated your driver license/ID Card, and have not moved out of the county, you can request changes in your voter certificate online here:
How can I vote?
Because of the pandemic, you have more voting opportunities that normal.
- Of course, you can vote in person on election day, Tuesday, November, 3.
- You can vote in person during “early voting.” The early voting period is Monday, October 19 to Friday, October 30.
- You may also be eligible to vote by mail.
- Anyone over 65, can vote by mail.
- If you are disabled, you can also vote by mail.
- If you are going to be out of the county during the early voting period and on election day, you can vote by mail.
If you are voting in person in Harris County, either during early voting or on election day, you are no longer restricted an assigned voting location and may vote at any voting location in the county.
When do I have to act to vote by mail?
If you’re eligible to vote by mail, request a ballot no later than Friday, October 23.
Start by printing out an application request form, which can be found here:
- In Harris county you can deliver it by mail to:
County Clerk Chris Hollins, 1001 Preston, Houston, TX, 77002
*If you do not live in Harris county, you can find your county’s contact here
Once you receive your ballot in the mail, you must mail it and have it postmarked by 7:00 p.m on election day.
Make a Plan to Vote Today!