Governor extends early voting for November election, but more is needed to bolster voting and make it safe

Governor Greg Abbott extended the early voting period for the November 3 Election by nearly a week. Early voting will begin on Tuesday, October 13, and continues through Friday, October 30. The order also expands the period in which marked mail-in ballots may be delivered in person to the early voting clerk’s office, allowing such delivery prior to as well as on Election Day. You can request a mail-in ballot here!

National public health and voting experts agree that we need expanded mail voting for Texans under the age of 65, more money for county clerks to carry out elections, and leadership from our state leaders that supports voters instead of disenfranchising their rights. But Texas AFT will continue to fight for your right to cast a ballot safely. If you are a Texas AFT member and want to support our efforts, donate to help us stand up for voting rights in Texas!