Voting Information you need to know!


10-05-20 is the last day to register to vote, if you are not already registered.

>To check if you are already registered to vote, click here

>To register to vote via the Secretary of State, click here

>Or in Bexar County, call the Voter Registration office at 210-335-VOTE (8683)

>There is more on voter registration at the bottom of this article.

10-13-20 is when in-person early voting begins.

>Here is the Bexar County list of early voting locations: click here.

>For info on how to vote safely during the Covid-19 pandemic: click here.

>If you are disabled and will need assistance to vote: read this.

Early voting was scheduled to begin on 10-19-20 but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Governor Abbott issued an emergency order to open early voting on October 13. On September 23 a group of Republican leaders in Texas filed suit against the Governor and Secretary of State seeking an order to eliminate the emergency order, delete the extra days of early voting, and restore the October 19 start for early voting. As of September 24 no ruling on their lawsuit has been made.

10-14-20 is roughly the last realistically safe day on which you can mail-in a request for absentee ballot. The request must be received by the election administrator no later than October 23, so you need to start early. You may use the post office to submit your application or you may email it to your county election administrator. The email address for Bexar county is

>To apply for an absentee ballot, click here

>For a list of all Texas County Election Administrators, click here.

10-23-20 is the last day you can request an absentee ballot. But NOTE: the request must be received by the election administrator by this date, so you should begin at least a week before the deadline. Registered voters age 65 and older are entitled to vote by mail under Texas law without any further conditions. You do not need to be absentee. Anyone under 65 may vote by mail if that person is sick or disabled, or will be out of the county on election day and during the early voting period, or is in jail but otherwise eligible to vote.

>To apply for an absentee ballot, click here

10-30-20 is the last day on which you can in-person early vote.

11-03-20 is Election day. If you did not early vote or vote by mail, go to the polls!

>For info on how to vote safely during the Covid-19 pandemic: click here.

>If you are disabled and will need assistance to vote: read this.



As of 9/23/2020 Texas is required to allow qualified individuals to register to vote when they apply for or update their drivers license online. Texas had denied voters this option, but the Federal District Court ruled that federal law requires Texas to comply. The online system should be operational on 9/23/2020.


If you moved inside the same county (that is, you have a new address in the same county where you are already registered) then you must update your voter registration. The easiest method is to do so online with the Secretary of State: click here.

If you moved to a different Texas county (that is, you were registered in Texas County "A" but have moved to Texas County "B") then you must file a brand-new voter registration in your new county. To re-register, click here.

Paul Premack served as President of the Texas Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and is a Member of the Washington Chapter of NAELA. He is Certified as an Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation as accredited by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and the ABA. He is licensed to practice law in the States of Texas and Washington and handles Estate Planning and Probate in Texas and Washington, including Bexar County and King County Probate, Wills, Living Trusts, Durable and Medical Powers of Attorney, and Elder Law. Premack has since 1989 written the legal column for the San Antonio Express News which is syndicated in other Hearst Newspapers around the USA.


DISCLAIMER: The fact that you read this website does not make you our client nor us your attorneys. The material and information on this website and associated blog is provided for informational purposes and is not legal advice. This site does not create an attorney-client relationship between the attorney and the users of this site. Visitors to this site should consult a licensed attorney before taking any legal action. To review our Privacy Policy, click here.

Phone: (210) 826-1122     All calls to our office go to Voicemail

© 2021 by The Premack Law Office, Paul Premack, Attorney.