Austin, TX - The League of Women Voters of Texas's Voters Guide is highly respected as the gold standard for nonpartisan, trusted voter information. The Texas League's Voters Guide is available now online in two formats -- as a printable document on www.LWVTexas.org and on VOTE411.org, the League of Women Voters' interactive Voters Guide. The League of Women Voters has been a nonpartisan grassroots voter education organization for over 100 years. The League never supports or opposes any political party or candidate for elected office.
Everything a Texas voter needs to know about voting in the 2020 General Election is on the League webpage and VOTE411.org . This includes information on national and state candidates, and in areas where there is a local League, on local candidates as well. In VOTE411.org, voters enter their address to create a personalized sample ballot to take with them to the polls. Use of phones is not allowed in Texas voting booths, but a voter may take their own notes and printed material into the polling booth.
Additional useful information on the Texas League website and Vote411.org includes how to vote by mail, links to find polling place locations, voter ID details, and candidate forums hosted by the Leagues in Texas.
"The right to vote is a fundamental principle of our democracy. When more Texans can participate in our elections, we have better outcomes to reflect our community values," said Grace Chimene, President of the League of Women Voters of Texas. "I am so proud of the League volunteers around the state who are so dedicated to ensuring voters are fully informed with accurate information regarding candidates and the elections."
There are 34 local Leagues in Texas, all led and run by grassroots volunteers -- women, and men, of all ages and backgrounds. Local Leagues register voters, organize their local Voters Guides, recruit poll workers, host candidate forums and educational events on issues of local interest. The Texas League and local Leagues provide free print Voters Guides to every county in Texas with a population over 15,000. The League is also distributing bookmarks with VOTE411.org and voting information to various libraries, since many have limited hours and only drive-by services due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
What You Can Do on VOTE411.org?
- Check your registration status and ensure all information is up-to-date
- Enter your address and see all upcoming elections in which you are eligible to vote
- Compare candidates and create a personalized ballot of your choices that you can print out and take to the polls
- Choose a polling place that works for you and decide whether you'll be early voting or participating on Election Day
- Share the Voters Guide with friends and family and visit your local League site for more information.
Important Texas Election Dates:
- Last Day to Register to Vote: Monday, October 5, 2020
- First Day of Early Voting: Tuesday, October 13, 2020
- Last Day of Early Voting: Friday, October 30, 2020
- Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (Received by Election Office, not Postmarked): Friday, October 23, 2020
- Last day for Elections Office to Receive Ballot by Mail: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 (Election Day) at 7:00 p.m. if the envelope is not postmarked, or Wednesday, November 4, 2020 (next business day after Election Day) at 5:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day
- Election Day: November 3, 2020
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