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Voting Information

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For general information for voters in Texas, visit vote411.org/texas

How to Register

The deadline to register to vote in the November 3 election is October 5, 2020.
Postage-paid voter registration forms are available in the library breezeway for pick up 24/7.

Get a pre-filled registration form by mail, including postage, at Register2Vote.org

Travis County - Click for information on how to register or change your voter address in Travis County

  • Not sure if you're registered? Visit VoteTravis.com and scroll down to "Voter Lookup"
  • To register by mail, send your voter registration application to:
    Travis County Voter Registration
    PO Box 149327
    Austin, TX 78714-9327
  • Text "REGISTER" to 48683 to receive a registration application by mail.

Williamson County - Click for information on how to register or change your voter address in Williamson County

  • Not sure if you're registered? Visit Wilco.org to look up your registration
  • To register by mail, send your voter registration application to:
    Williamson County Elections
    PO Box 209
    Georgetown, TX 78627

Texas Secretary of State - General registration information for the state of Texas

Printable Voter Registration Application - Must be printed, signed, and mailed to your County Voter Registrar.  Online voter registration is not available in the state of Texas.

When & Where to Vote

Ballot by Mail:

  • The last day to request a mail-in ballot is October 23.  Mail-in ballots must be received by the Election Clerk by 7pm on Election Day to be counted.
  • You are eligible to vote early by mail if you are a registered voter who is:

    • 65 years of age or older
    • Out of the county during the entire election period
    • Sick or disabled
    • Confined in jail, but eligible to vote

  • Travis County Mail-in Ballots: How to request an application for a mail-in ballot
    • Send mail-in ballot applications to:
      County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir
      P.O. Box 149325, Austin 78714-9325

  • Williamson County Mail-in Ballots: How to request an application for a mail-in ballot
    • Send mail-in ballot applications to:
      Elections Administrator Christopher J. Davis
      301 S.E. Inner Loop, Suite 104, Georgetown 78626

  • Printable Application for Ballot By Mail: Must be printed & mailed to your County Elections Clerk. Online applications are not available in the state of Texas.

In-Person Voting:

Voter Identification Requirements: An acceptable form of ID is required to vote in Texas. Information on IDs and exceptions to this requirement are available on Vote411.org and VoteTexas.gov

Important Dates

  • Last Day to Register to Vote: Monday, October 5, 2020
  • Last Day to Apply for a Mail-in Ballot: Friday, October 23, 2020
  • Early Voting: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 to Friday, October 30, 2020
    (Early voting dates were extended by proclamation of Governor Abbott)
  • Election Day: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - Polls open 7am to 7pm
  • Deadline to Submit a Mail-in Ballot: Must be received by 7pm on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 (allow ample mailing time to avoid a late ballot)

TurboVote - A free online tool that assists voters with important date reminders and voting rules. Created by the non-profit organization Democracy Works.

What's on My Ballot?

Research & Fact Checking

  • Annenberg Political Fact Check - Non-partisan fact-checking website run by The Annenberg Public Policy Center
  • Center for Public Integrity - Non-partisan investigative journalism focusing on democracy and politics
  • Newsguard- Internet browser extension that rates thousands of news websites for trustworthiness or misinformation
  • Politifact - Fact-checking website run by the Poynter Institute
  • ProCon.org – Pros and cons of current issues maintained by Encyclopaedia Britannica
  • Vote Smart: Non-partisan organization committed to providing unbaised factual information on all candidates and elected officials
  • League of Women Voters - Austin Area - Non-profit providing information on all candidates in local, state, and national elections

Political Parties

Major parties:

Minor parties: