Amid many lawsuits by groups calling for Texas to expand current mail-in voting laws, citing COVID-19 concernc, Gov. Greg Abbott has extended the early voting period for the November election by six days, citing continued challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Early voting for the Nov. 3 election will now begin Oct. 13 and will continue through Oct. 30.
Some important dates to remember in the state of Texas from the Texas Secretary of State’s office:
|Last Day to Register to Vote||Monday, October 5, 2020|
|First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance||Tuesday, October 13, 2020|
|Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail
(Received, not Postmarked)
|Friday, October 23, 2020|
|Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance||Friday, October 30, 2020|
With so many questions surrounding the delays at the USPS of late, voters are encouraged to take advantage of the early voting period rather that the anticipated long lines on Election Day; or a chance that your mail-in ballot won’t delivered in time.