Elections 2020IssuesEarly Voting Has Begun: What You Need to Know

Early voting begins in Texas today, kicking off what is expected to be a critical election cycle for the Lone Star State. Here's what you need to know.
February 18, 2020
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Early voting officially begins in Texas this morning, spanning across the state for the next 10 days before wrapping up on February 28.

During this time, Texas voters can cast their ballots in the Democratic or Republican primary. Those who choose not to vote early will have to wait until March 3, the day of the primary. 

Texas is one of 14 states across the nation to participate in the primary election scheduled for March 3, commonly known as Super Tuesday.

If a primary race results in the need for a run-off, then this election will occur on May 25.

Although Super Tuesday is mostly in reference to the presidential primary, Texas voters also have the opportunity to cast ballots for a host of both state and federal offices. 

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In order to vote, individuals must be able to present a valid form of photo ID, such as a driver’s license. 

Additionally, information about where to go to vote can be found through local listings or by contacting the Early Voting Clerk for State and County Elections.

Early voting locations can also be found by searching the Texas Secretary of State’s website through the Am I Registered? link. 

More information about acceptable forms of identification, where to vote, and other general inquiries about early voting in Texas can be found here

For all the key races that The Texan is tracking, you can visit the 2020 Election War Room for frequent updates.

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Sarah McConnell

Sarah McConnell

Sarah McConnell is a reporter for The Texan. Previously, she worked as a Cyber Security Consultant after serving as a Pathways Intern at the Department of Homeland Security – Citizenship and Immigration Services. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Texas A&M as well as her Master of Public Service and Administration degree from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M. In her free time, Sarah is an avid runner, jazz enthusiast, and lover of all things culinary.