Gov. Abbott extends early voting period for November 3rd Election

Gov. Abbott
Posted at 2:31 PM, Jul 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-27 15:31:29-04

AUSTIN, TX — Governor Greg Abbott has extended the early voting period for the November 3rd Election by nearly a week.

The governor issued a proclamation Monday allowing early voting to begin on Tuesday, October 13 and continue through Friday, October 30.

The proclamation also expands the period in which marked mail-in ballots may be delivered in person to the voting clerk's office.

"As we respond to COVID-19, the State of Texas is focused on strategies that preserve Texans’ ability to vote in a way that also mitigates the spread of the virus," said Governor Abbott. "By extending the early voting period and expanding the period in which mail-in ballots can be hand-delivered, Texans will have greater flexibility to cast their ballots, while at the same time protecting themselves and others from COVID-19."