Get Ready! November 3, 2020 – General Election Day

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January 1 – October 28, 2020
 – Uniformed and Overseas Citizens may apply for a General Election absentee ballot.

August 11 – October 28, 2020 – Eligible voters may apply for a General Election ballot by mail.

September 18, 2020 – County clerks begin mailing absentee ballots to those who have applied.

October 8 – 14, 2020 – Sample ballots published in local newspapers throughout the state (publication dates will vary by county).

October 13, 2020 – Voter Registration Deadline

October 21 – October 31, 2020 – Early Voting at the county courthouse, annex or designated community voting location during normal business hours and Saturdays 9AM to 5PM.

October 27 – November 2, 2020 – Official List of Candidates or Sample Ballot published in local newspapers throughout the state (publication dates will vary by county).

October 28, 2020 – Deadline for Absentee by Mail Application. Absentee applications received after October 28, even if postmarked, cannot be accepted by law.

November 2, 2020 – Deadline to hand-deliver Absentee Ballot to County Clerk’s office.

November 3, 2020 – General Election Day

November 4, 2020 – Absentee Ballots mailed, but without a postmark accepted.

November 9, 2020 – (Canvass) – Absentee Ballot postmarked by Election Day accepted if received by start of Canvass.