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TCC Votes 2020: Casting a Ballot

Information about how to register to vote, eligibility, ID requirements, candidate information, what's on the ballot, and more.

How and Where to Cast a Ballot

Important Dates

  • Late day to register to vote: Monday, October 5, 2020
  • First day of early voting by personal appearance: Tuesday, October 13, 2020.
  • Last day to apply for ballot by mail (Received, not Postmarked): Friday, October 23, 2020.
  • Last day of early voting by personal appearance: Friday, October 30, 2020.
  • Last day to receive ballot by mail: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 (Election Day) at 7:00 p.m. if carrier 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. at the location of the election on Election Day (unless overseas or military voter deadlines apply.)
  • General Election: November 3, 2020
  • Early voting: Texas allows in-person early voting for the general election from October 13 to October 30 for 2020.

Absentee Voting

In Texas, the only form of absentee voting is voting early by mail, called "Ballot by Mail."

Opening/closing dates

  • Ballots by mail can be requested and approved by the county Early Voting Clerk beginning January 1st each year.
  • Applications for ballot by mail for the November 3, 2020 uniform election will be available on January 1, 2020 and will not be accepted after October 23, 2020.
  • A ballot by mail for the November 3 uniform election is due to the Early Voting Clerk "Tuesday, November 3, 2020 (Election Day) at 7:00 p.m. if carrier 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. at the location of the election on Election Day (unless overseas or military voter deadlines apply)"

Military voters and voters who reside outside the U.S.

  • Military and overseas voters can use the Federal Postcard Application (FPCA) to apply for an absentee ballot by mail (must be received by the county Early Voting Clerk no later than 7 days before the election). They will then receive a hard copy or emailed, printable ballot which must be filled and returned by mail by 7:00 p.m. on election day, or 5 days after election day for overseas voters.

Who is eligible to vote early by mail?

You may apply for and receive a ballot by mail if you are:

  • 65 years or older,
  • disabled,
  • out of the county on election day and during the period for early voting by personal appearance, or
  • confined in jail, but otherwise eligible to vote

 

Early Voting

Early voting begins Tuesday, October 13, 2020 and runs through Friday, October 30, 2020.

Vote Early at TCC

Every physical TCC campus is hosting an Early Voting polling place during the 2020 General and Joint Elections. Dates and hours are:

  • Oct 13 – 17        Monday – Saturday        8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Oct 19 – 23        Monday – Friday             8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Oct 24                Saturday                         7:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Oct 25                Sunday                           11:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Oct 26 – 30        Monday – Friday             7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Locations:

  • Northeast Campus: Student Center NSTU #1506, 828 W Harwood Rd, Hurst, TX 76054
  • Northwest Campus: WFSC 1403A, 4801 Marine Creek Pkwy, Fort Worth, TX 76179
  • South Campus: Student Center SSTU 1112, 5301 Campus Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76119
  • Southeast Campus: EMB Portable Building, 2100 Southeast Pkwy, Arlington, TX 76018
  • Trinity River Campus: 300 Trinity Campus Circle, Fort Worth, TX 76102

Please double-check the Tarrant County Elections Site before you go in case locations have changed. 

Election Day - polling places and hours

  • Use the Am I Registered? site to find your early voting or election day voting place.
  • On election day, polls in Texas are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • You may also contact your Early Voting Clerk for State and County Elections for polling hours and locations.
  • Time off to vote: If an employee has not voted early and does not have at least two consecutive hours in which to vote outside working hours, the employee is entitled to take paid time off for voting on election days.

Rides to the polls

Many organizations offer free rides to polling places. Some of these include:

  • Lyft provides free or discounted rides in some underserved communities
  • Political parties sometimes arrange rides for voters. Contact the local office:

Help for voters with disabilities

  • Disability Rights Texas runs events and programs for facilitating voting for disabled voters in Texas.
  • If you have a disability, you may be able to vote by mail by submitting the Application for a Ballot by Mail to your county Early Voting Clerk anytime from the 60th to the 11th day before Election Day.
  • Curbside voting, accessible voting equipment, and personal assistance, including interpreters, are available at most polling places and by contacting local elections officers.

 

What's on the ballot?

Who is on the ballot?