Update: On March 20, Governor Abbott postponed the Texas primary runoff election date from May 26 to July 14. Please check back to this page for updates to the deadlines for voter registration, early voting, vote by mail, etc.


Candidates running for office in 2020 must be committed to protecting and advancing the civil rights guaranteed to all of us in the Constitution. ACLU of Texas voters are prepared to elect candidates who show a strong commitment to defending immigrant communities, ending LGBTQ discrimination, protecting reproductive freedom, and ending mass incarceration.

Here's some of the ways we're working across Texas to ensure candidates commit to expanding rights for all:

  • We're connecting people with the candidates asking for their vote, in an effort to encourage active and informed participation.
  • We're hosting workshops with our partners to educate voters about the role district attorney's play in the criminal justice system.
  • We're building a base of volunteers to hold current and future elected officials accountable to the people.

Mark these dates on your calendar

This is a single stop for all the information you need to vote in Texas so that you’re informed, heard, and counted.

Primary runoff election - Tuesday, May 26, 2020
First day to apply for a ballot by mail: Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Last day to register to vote: Monday, April 27, 2020
First day of early voting: Monday, May 18, 2020
Last day to apply for ballot by mail (Received, not Postmarked): Friday, May 15, 2020
Last day of early voting: Friday, May 22, 2020
Last day to receive ballot by mail: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 (Election Day)
General election - Tuesday, November 3, 2020
First day to apply for a ballot by mail: Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Last day to register to vote: Monday, October 5, 2020
First day of early voting: Monday, October 19, 2020
Last day to apply for ballot by mail (Received, not Postmarked): Friday, October 23, 2020
Last day of early voting: Friday, October 30, 2020
Last day to receive ballot by mail: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 (Election Day)

When you go vote

There's a lot of confusion surrounding Voter ID laws in our state. Many people have questions like: What kind of ID do I need? Can I use an expired ID? What if I don’t have the right kind of ID? Here's what you need to know:

Texas requires voters to present a valid form of identification at the polls. These are the seven forms of acceptable photo ID:

  1. TX Driver License issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  2. TX Personal Identification Card issued by DPS
  3. TX Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
  4. TX Handgun License issued by DPS
  5. US Military Identification Card containing the person’s photograph
  6. US Citizenship Certificate containing the person’s photograph
  7. US Passport (book or card)

Have more questions? Visit our Voter ID page to learn more.

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