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Our Homes, Our Votes, 

Our Texas    

Things You Need To Know: 

1. Registration Deadline:

  • The deadline for registering by mail to vote is (postmarked by) Monday, October 5, 2020.

  • The deadline to register in person to vote is Monday, October 5, 2020.

  • The deadline to request a ballot by mail is (received by) Friday, October 23, 2020.

  • The early voting period runs from Tuesday, October 13, 2020 to Friday, October 30, 2020, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live.

2. Polling Times:

7 a.m. to 7 p.m

3. Is Early Voting Available:

Yes, 17 days ahead (12 days in May)

4. Can I Vote by Mail:

Yes, You can register here.

*No ID requirement to vote by mail*

5. ID Needed for Voting:

All citizens wishing to vote must be on the official list of registered voters.

Forms of identification (one required)

  • Driver license

  • Texas Election Identification Certificate (EIC)

  • Texas Personal Identification Card issued by DPS

  • Texas license to carry a handgun issued by DPS

  • US military identification card containing the person’s photograph

  • US citizenship certificate containing the person’s photograph

  • US passport (book or card)

Registered voters without photo ID

  • Voter registration card

  • Certified birth certificate

  • Current utility bill

  • Bank statement

  • Government check

  • Paycheck

  • Any other government document such as an out of state driver’s license or expired Texas driver’s license.

The application requires a driver's license or SSN and there is a box for a voter to check if they have neither. Applications may be put on "Suspense" if residence can not be confirmed. Suspense means that the registrar is not certain of your residential address. If the registrar has reason to believe that a voter's current residence is different from that indicated on the registration records, then the registrar shall deliver to the voter a written confirmation notice requesting confirmation of the voter's current residence. When a Notice of Address Confirmation is sent, the voter automatically is put on suspense. A voter whose status is on suspense is eligible to vote in an election provided that the voter completes a Statement of Residence either when voting by mail or at the polls prior to voting (within the same county as the voter’s current registration) or (if the voter has moved to a new county) completes a Limited Ballot application during Early Voting at the main early voting polling place. A voter on Suspense who has moved within the same county would be allowed to vote on Election Day by returning to the precinct in which the voter previously resided and completing a Statement of Residence at that time.

No notary or witness requirement for return of mail ballot

6. Voting Without Address​


It is not possible to download a voter registration form from the website. A form may be picked up in person at a variety of locations or it is possible for a voter to request a form to be mailed them. It is possible to fill out the form online, download it and print. (It is not possible to register online). The application requires a residential address.

7. Interesting Notes


The whole website is available in Spanish. For Harris County residents only, the application is available in Vietnamese and Chinese.

2020 Texas

Housing Profile

A one-page snapshot of the information advocates need to make the case for socially just housing policy.


Congressional Profile

The profile pulls from a variety of sources and illuminates several dimensions of housing affordability for renter households in each district, the surrounding area, and the state.

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