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TCC Votes 2020: General Resources

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

General Resources on Voting and Elections

Hotlines


1-866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)

1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)

1-888-API-VOTE (Asian multilingual assistance)


Voter Registration & Election Day Resources

Population-Specific information and Resources

Voting Rights: Laws, Cases, Policy

Voter Bill of Rights

  • A ballot with written instructions on how to cast a ballot.
  • Ask the polling place official for instructions on how to cast a ballot (but not suggestions on how to vote).
  • Cast your vote in secret and free from intimidation.
  • Receive up to two more ballots if you make a mistake while marking the ballot.
  • Bring an interpreter to assist you as you qualify to vote if you do not understand the English language.
  • Help to cast your ballot if you cannot write, see the ballot, or understand the language in which it is written.
  • Report a possible voting rights abuse to the Secretary of State (1.800.252.8683) or to your local election official.
  • Cast a provisional ballot if your name does not appear on the list of registered voters.
  • (1) Cast a provisional ballot
    • (a) if you do not possess one of the seven (7) acceptable forms of photo identification, which, if you are under 70, is not expired for more than four years, and you can reasonably obtain one of these forms of identification or
    • (b) if you possess, but did not bring to the polling place, one of the seven forms of acceptable photo identification, which, if you are under 70, is not expired for more than four years, or
    • (c) if you do not possess one of the seven forms of acceptable photo identification, which, if you are under 70, is not expired for more than four years, you could otherwise not reasonably obtain one, but you did not bring a supporting form of identification to the polling place, and
  • (2) the right to present one of the acceptable forms of photo identification, which, if you are under 70, is not expired for more than four years, or, if you do not possess and cannot reasonably obtain an acceptable form of photo identification, the right to execute a reasonable impediment declaration and present one of the supporting forms of identification, to the county voter registrar’s office, within six (6) calendar days after election day, or, if applicable, qualify for a temporary (natural disaster or religious objection to being photographed) or permanent (disability) exemption, within six (6) calendar days of election day, at the county voter registrar’s office.
  • Vote once at any early voting location during the early voting period within the territory conducting the election.
  • File an administrative complaint with the Secretary of State concerning violations of federal and state voting procedures.

For more information, please visit the VoteTexas website.

Vote.org Texas Election Center: Election tools, dates, deadlines, links and rules

Texas State Election Website

Request an absentee ballot from Texas

Texas Polling Places:  Information may not be up to date.  Please check back often.

2020 Election Coverage

Check out some of the following sources for 2020 election coverage. This list is not meant to be comprehensive, but rather a starting point.

Note: Keep in mind some sources may have a bias (liberal, conservative, etc.). 

Prefer to browse multiple news sources at once including sources listed above? A news aggregator like Google News can compile a list of articles all in one place.

Google News pulls together articles from multiple news sources and publications. Can focus in on specific topics such as business, technology, science, and health.