Early voting has been effective since October 13, 2020, and will
continue through October 30, 2020. However, dates and hours may vary based on what jurisdiction you live in.
Essentials for Voting
Upon voting, you must show your photo ID to vote in Texas. The forms of identification that are appropriate include:
- Texas Driver’s License
- Texas Election ID
- U.S. Military ID with Photo
- Valid Citizenship Certificate
- Texas Handgun License
- Texas Personal ID Card
- U.S. Passport
If for some reason you cannot obtain an ID for an adequate reason, you will need to sign a sworn statement that explains why you don’t have any of the accepted forms of identification. You may then present one of the following:
- Valid Birth Certificate
- Voter Registration Certificate
- Current Utility Bill
- Government Check
- Bank Statements or Paychecks
- Government Document with your name and address
Furthermore, if you do not have an ID and do not have a reasonable explanation as to why you did not bring one, then you may cast a provisional ballot. In order to have the provisional ballot counted, you must visit the voter’s registrar’s office within 6 calendar days before the election.
You must then present one of the forms of photo ID discussed or complete a temporary affidavit. Or if you qualify for the disability exemption, you will attest to the fact that you do not any of the appropriate forms of ID.
Upon voting for any election, you must be registered to vote in the state of Texas before the election day. The deadline for registering to vote ended on October 5, 2020. To register to vote in Texas, you must meet the following requirements:
- Valid Citizenship in the U.S.
- Must be resident of the county in which the application for
- Must be at least 17 years and 10 months old (18 is the legal age to vote)
- Cannot be convicted of a felony, if you are convicted, you must have fully been discharged from any incarceration, parole, supervision, or a period of probation
- Is not declared mentally incompetent by final judgment of a court of law