Next Election: November 3, 2020
Last Day To Register: Oct. 5, 2020
Deadline to Return Absentee Ballot: Nov. 3, 2020, 7:00 PM
October 12, 2020: A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit unanimously upheld a directive by Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) restricting the number of absentee/mail-in ballot return locations to one per county.
October 10, 2020: A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit stayed Pitman's order, reinstating Gov. Greg Abbott's (R) directive restricting the number of absentee/mail-in ballot return locations to one per county.
October 9, 2020: Judge Robert Pitman, of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, blocked Gov. Greg Abbott's (R) directive restricting the number of absentee/mail-in ballot return locations to one per county.
October 1, 2020: Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) issued a proclamation limiting the number of return locations for absentee/mail-in ballots to one per county.
September 28, 2020: A three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit temporarily stayed a lower court's order that had reinstated Texas' straight-ticket ballot device, pending further proceedings.
September 25, 2020: Judge Marina Marmolejo, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, issued an order enjoining Texas officials from enforcing legislation that had rescinded the state's straight-ticket ballot option.
July 27, 2020: Gov. Greg Abbott (R) issued a proclamation extending the early voting period for the November 3, 2020, general election by six days. Originally scheduled to begin on October 19, 2020, early voting would instead open on October 13, 2020.
June 26, 2020: The Supreme Court of the United States declined to reinstate a district court order that had expanded absentee voting eligibility in Texas. An appeals court stayed the district court's order, a decision that was allowed to stand as a result of the Supreme Court's decision not to intervene.
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