This non-partisan guide will help you find information on registering to vote, important dates, candidates, political parties, and campaign issues for the 2020 general election. The voter registration information and deadlines are for Texas voters. If you are a resident of another state, please visit Voting & Elections Toolkits and select your state to find information on voter registration and voter registration deadlines. This resource is presented by the American Library Association's Government Documents Round Table.
Beginning with the General Election on November 3, 2020, voters in Texas may no longer check one box to vote for one party’s candidates in every partisan race. Instead, voters mark a candidate for each race. Candidates representing a party are identified with a letter following their name: “R” for Republican, “D” for Democrat, “L” for Libertarian, or “G” for Green. Candidates in many local elections are nonpartisan and do not represent a party.
Election Day voting in Texas is on Tuesday, November 3, from 7 a.m to 7 p.m.
Texas General Election: Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.
Texas does not offer election-day voter registration. Voters must register in person or by mail (postmarked) at least 30 days before an election.
You can also register in person at your county's Voter Registrar's Office.
To update your registration after a move, name change, or other registration information change, submit a new voter registration form to your voter registrar. If you have moved to a new location in the same county, you may submit an address change online.
The voter registrar in each county maintains the voter rolls. To remove someone from a voter roll, please contact the local voter registrar. The Texas Secretary of State's Office maintains a list of County Voter Registrars offices.