Court ruling clears the way for early voting to start on Tuesday: Be sure to vote early!

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

The Texas Supreme Court has turned away a legal challenge from Republican lawmakers against Gov. Abbott’s order to extend the early voting period. Texas AFT is excited by this development because early voting is beneficial in many ways. It’s safer because there should be fewer people voting and fewer lines. Early voting also gives voters the chance to fix problems with their voter registration and ID, and to make sure their ballot is counted ahead of the regular election day November 3.

Early voting also gives advocacy organizations like Texas AFT the ability to take voters that vote early out of political communications in order to make them more efficient (and bother you less!). Early voting starts October 13 to October 30; take our pledge to vote early and make sure your voice is heard this election. Educators are either at the table or on the menu during the next Legislative session, and this is our chance to elect a better Legislature.