Election Information

Election Information

Your Vote Matters

Compare candidates in the Nov. 3 General Election using the famous League of Women Voters nonpartisan Voters Guide at VOTE411.org

  • The 2020 Texas General Election Voters Guide online VOTE411.org
  • The 2020 Texas General Election Voters Guide in English
  • The 2020 Large print General Election Voters Guide English
  • The 2020 Texas General Election Voters Guide in Spanish 
Please share the League's nonpartisan Voters Guide with your friends and family! Visit your local League of Women Voters website for local voting & election information.

Go to VOTE411.org or use the tool below to compare candidates!

First General Election without straight-party voting!

  • Beginning with the Nov. 3rd General Election, voters may no longer check one box to vote for one party’s candidates in every partisan race.  Instead, voters mark a candidate for each race.
  • Candidates representing a party are identified with a letter following their name:  "R" for Republican,  "D" for Democrat, "L" for Libertarian, or "G" for Green. 
  • Candidates in many local elections are nonpartisan and do not represent a party.

What will my ballot look like?

  • Find a sample ballot on your county election website! 
  • Then compare candidates with the League's nonpartisan Voters Guide at  VOTE411.org
  • Take your list of candidates to the polls when you go vote!
  • You cannot use your phone in the voting booth.

What races am I voting on?

  • All voters in the 2020 General Election vote for candidates running for President of the United States and the U.S. Senate, Texas Supreme Court, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, and Texas Railroad Commissioner. 
  • Depending on where you live, voters select candidates for the  U.S. House of Representatives, Texas State Board of Education, Texas Senate, Texas House of Representatives. 
  • Many important local nonpartisan elections are also on the ballot!  

Plan to vote early!

Make your plan to vote as early as possible: register to vote early, apply to vote by mail early, turn in your ballot to vote by mail early, or vote early in-person. 

Official Election Dates

  • Last Day to Register to Vote Monday, October 5, 2020 
  • Vote Early Tuesday, October 13 through Friday, October 30, 2020
  • Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (Received, not Postmarked) Friday, October 23, 2020
  • Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail Tuesday, November 3, 2020 (Election Day) at 7:00 p.m. if the envelope is not postmarked, or Wednesday, November 4, 2020 (next business day after Election Day) at 5:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7:00 p.m on Election Day November 3, 2020

A short video explanation of county elected offices

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1928 historical photo of women voters

1928 League of Women Voters Get Out the Vote Campaign