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Voter and Election Information

Important Election Dates: The General Election is on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016; Register by Oct. 11; Turn in application to Vote By Mail Oct. 28; Early Vote Oct. 24 - Nov. 4.

Quick Voter Links

Voters Guide November 8, 2016

LWV-TX Voters Guide

LWV-TX 2016 General Election Voters Guide Will Be Available Before Early Election Funded & published by the LWV of Texas Education Fund

Voters Guide November 8, 2016 - English
The LWV-Texas Voters Guide is nonpartisan & unbiased and lists candidates in the General Election ballot and provides their answers to questions posed by the League of Women Voters of Texas Education Fund.

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Three Steps to Vote in Texas

ONE: Register

TWO: Be informed!

  • Read the LWV-TX Voters Guide.
  • Find Candidate information on

THREE: Vote!
  • Vote by mail: Apply now!
  • Vote in Person: Find your polling location(s) at or your County Elections Office
  • Vote early: Monday, October 24, through Friday, November 4, 2016
  • Vote on Election Day! Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Congratulations! Be a Texas Voter!

Important Election Dates

First Day to Apply for Ballot by MailFriday, January 1, 2016
Last Day to Register to VoteTuesday, October 11, 2016
First Day of /Early VotingMonday, October 24, 2016
Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (Received, not Postmarked)Friday, October 28, 2016
Last Day of Early VotingFriday, November 4, 2016
Election Day! Ballot by Mail DueTuesday, November 8, 2016

Vote in the General Election! Here is why!

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In the general election, citizens can vote for candidates of any party. The general election date is the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November

  • The Texas Governor is elected every four years (not at the presidential elections)
  • The Texas Senate Elections are every four years ( Not at the presidential election)
  • The Texas House Elections are every two years

Election Information on is the League of Woman Voters nonpartisan voter information site. Vote411 has all your trusted League of Women Voter information about voting and elections is easy to read, easy to navigate to, and can handle voters' every need.

  • What is on the ballot?
  • Where to vote?
  • Print your ballot for Election Day
  • LWV Voters Guide
  • Compare candidates' positions side-by-side
  • Voter registration
  • Election information

For local voter and election information and your region's Voters Guide visit your local League of Women Voters website

Other Resources:

Ride to the Polls

Transportation service providers throughout the state are organizing to offer free or discounted rides to the polls during early voting and Election Day!

Public transit systems in Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio are planning to offer these services. Some taxi and other on-demand rideshare companies are going to present free rides. Rules and days of availability vary by location.

Please check with your transit system or company to find your Ride to the Polls.

For more information: Paul Silver worked with the Austin League to begin the movement to promote free rides in Texas. To find out more about the statewide effort to offer rides to the polls, and receive suggestions on connecting with your local providers, contact Paul at

Texas Elections Calendar

Add the Election calendar to your personal calendar to remember important election dates.

The LWV-TX Fights for Your Right to Vote!

president Johnson plane President Johnson fought for your right to vote. Voting Rights Act of 1965

The LWV-TX continues to fight for your right to vote. Voting Rights and Election Laws