Texans encouraged to vote early

Texans encouraged to vote early

Texas Secretary of State Ruth Hughs today encouraged all eligible Texas voters to take advantage of the early voting period ahead of the November 5th election, which begins on Monday, Oct. 21, and ends on Friday, Nov. 1. 

Voters across the state will be casting ballots for statewide constitutional amendments, special elections, and local political subdivision elections, including those for mayor, city council, school board, municipal utility districts, and other local entities. The Secretary urged voters to research the candidates, amendments, and measures that will appear on their ballot as they prepare to make their voices heard.

"As voting for the November 5th election begins next week, I want to remind Texas voters to take advantage of the early voting period in order to make their voices heard," said Hughs. "It is critical that all eligible Texans have the opportunity to help shape the direction of the Lone Star State."

During the early voting period, voters may cast a ballot at any location in their county of registration. On Election Day, only voters registered in a county that participates in the Countywide Polling Place Program (CWPP) can cast a ballot at any location in the county. In counties that do not participate in the CWPP, Texas voters must cast a ballot in their precinct of registration on Election Day.

Voters can check their registration status and view additional voting information online through the Texas Secretary of State's 'Am I Registered?' tool. Voters may also contact their respective county elections offices directly for more information about their ballot and appropriate polling location.