This year the general election will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. The Texas Secretary of State's website, VoteTexas.gov
, has a listing of other important 2020 elections dates, including the last day to register to vote, the last day to apply for a ballot by mail, and the dates for early voting.
Below we've also compiled a list of resources from Texas state officials and other organizations related to the upcoming election, voting by mail, and voting and holding elections during a pandemic. Please use the contact information on the respective agencies' websites for any questions specific to their purposes.
Texas state resources:
- Office of the Governor
- General Proclamation (Ordering a general election on November 3, 2020), August 26, 2020
- General Proclamation (Related to early voting by personal appearance and delivery of a marked mail ballot), June 27, 2020
Additional resources related to voting by mail and elections during a pandemic:
- Preparing Your State for an Election Under Pandemic Conditions, Brennan Center for Justice, last updated September 25, 2020
- Voting Outside the Polling Place: Absentee, All-Mail and Other Voting at Home Options, National Conference of State Legislatures, September 21, 2020
- Voting by Mail in a Pandemic: A State-by-State Scorecard, Brookings Institution, September 2020
- How Does Vote-by-Mail Work and Does It Increase Election Fraud?, Brookings Institution, June 22, 2020
- COVID-19: Remote Voting Trends and the Election Infrastructure Subsector, Congressional Research Center, June 10, 2020
- Accessing the Vote During a Pandemic, Bipartisan Policy Center, May 2020
- The Neutral Partisan Effects of Vote-by-Mail: Evidence from County-Level Rollouts, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, Stanford University, April 2020
- How to Protect the 2020 Vote from the Coronavirus, Brennan Center for Justice, March 16, 2020