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Voting & Elections

Information about voting and local, state, and federal elections.

Election Day


Current Elections




What are Primary Elections?

Both of the major political parties, Republicans and Democrats, hold a primary election to select the candidates that will represent their party in the November General election. 

Texas has open primaries, which means that all registered Texas voters can vote in the primary election of their choice (but only one). Once you participate in one party's election, then you cannot vote in the other party's primary during that election year. 

For nonpartisan information about the primary elections and candidates, see: LWV Voters Guide for the Texas Primary Elections

In the United States, general Election Day occurs on the Tuesday following the first Monday of November. November 2020 will be a presidential election year.

Important 2020 Election Dates

Are You Registered to Vote?

Use the following links to check with your county to see whether you are registered to vote:

Voter's Registration


Who is eligible to vote?

You are eligible to vote if:

  • You are a United States citizen;
  • You are a resident of the county where you submit the application;
  • You are at least 18 years old on Election Day (You can register at 17 years, 10 months)
  •  You are not a convicted felon; and
  • You have not been declared by a court to be either totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.



Early Voting

The polls open in certain early voting locations prior to Election Day. Use the following links to locate the early voting location closest to you: 

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