When Texans Vote, Democracy Wins
Voting is the cornerstone of our democracy and the fundamental right upon which all our civil liberties rest. Because the ACLU of Texas has been involved in protecting the rights of all Texans since 1938, we’ve developed Let Texans Vote, a one-stop resource for election information. It was created to help Texans: (1) understand how to make the process of voting safer in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, (2) learn more about our work to expand and protect the right to vote, and (3) understand the basic process for making sure your vote gets counted.
Your vote is your voice. Find out more about the process for exercising your right to vote, including information about what kinds of IDs you can use, how to find your polling location, and accessibility and language issues. Before you head to the polls, find out where your state legislative candidates stand on civil rights.
Nobody should have to choose between their right to vote and their health. Learn more about our work to make voting more safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as ways that you can ensure that you are able to vote safely.
The ACLU of Texas has long been in the fight to challenge voter suppression and protect the right to vote. This year’s election is no different, as politicians who have long sought to suppress the votes of communities of color and poor people are cynically using the pandemic as a tool for voter suppression.
Mark these dates on your calendar
|Last day to register to vote:||Monday, Oct. 5|
|Early voting period:||Monday, Oct. 13 – Friday, Oct. 30|
|Deadline for counties to receive vote-by-mail applications:||Friday, Oct. 23|
|Last day to receive ballot by mail:||Tuesday, Nov. 3 (Election Day)|
|Election Day:||Tuesday, Nov. 3|