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Sat Aug 22, 2020, 12:17 PM

Here's How to Vote by Mail in Texas

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Texas is gearing up for a monumental election in the middle of a pandemic. And while the state is one of just six that hasnít opened up mail-in voting to any voter concerned about getting COVID-19 at a polling place, election officials expect a record number of people to vote by mail this year.

Democrats, civil rights groups and individual voters have filed multiple lawsuits seeking to expand voting by mail. But those cases have so far been rejected by the courts ó or are still pending. So as of Thursday, most of the state's traditional rules remain in place. Hereís a look at how voting by mail works in Texas.

https://www.sacurrent.com/the-daily/archives/2020/08/21/heres-how-to-vote-by-mail-in-texas

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 12:26 PM

1. If you are 65 or older in Texas

you can request a mail-in ballot with being a Sr. citizen as your reason for wanting one. However it is very very important that when you receive your ballot that you read the instructions and follow them EXACTLY. My primary mail-in ballot had to be sent back within 4 business days. The web site for your county Registrar of Voters will have a form that enables you to find where your early voting poll is. If you plan to vote early, check out where the early poll location is before driving to one that is closed and getting discouraged.

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 11:07 AM

2. if you receive a mail in ballot and decide to vote in person take the ballot with you!!

It makes the whole process easier.

You will be checked in like normal. There should be an indication on the voter list that you were sent a ballot, and the election judge will verify with Early Voting that you are voting in person, and they will mark their records. Then you surrender the ballot and proceed to vote as usual.

If you do not have your ballot with you, there is an affidavit for you to sign which adds another step to the process and makes the wait time longer for others.

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Sat Oct 3, 2020, 12:13 PM

3. Voting in Texas during the pandemic: Everything you need to know about the 2020 general election

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