Early Voting Is Here!

Voting is the single most important way to ensure Texas will have pro-public education legislators working in the best interest of you and your students.
 
Early voting for the general election starts today, October 13, and runs through Friday, October 30, 2020; dates and hours may vary based on your location. Find important dates, your voter registration status, polling locations, and more on the Texas Secretary of State’s My Voter Page, or contact your county clerk. For more information about the election, including sample ballots and what you need to bring with you to the polls, visit votetexas.gov.
 
Here are some other helpful resources to get you ready for the ballot box:
  • Learn more about each candidate on ATPE’s Teach the Vote, which includes candidates’ answers to the ATPE Candidate Survey (when available) and legislators’ voting records.
  • Need help finding information about the candidates on Teach the Vote? Watch our instructional video narrated by ATPE Senior Lobbyist Monty Exter.
  • Find out what health protocols are in place to protect voters at polling locations here.
  • Do you have questions about voting by mail? Check out the “So, You’re Thinking about Voting by Mail” article on Teach the Vote.
  • Visit TexasEducatorsVote.com for election resources, advice, and voting reminders.
  • Use vote411.org to build a personalized ballot that you can print out and take with you to the polls. (You’re not permitted to use your cell phone while voting.)
  • Read one ATPE lobbyist’s experience with early voting in the recent primary runoff election.
Now’s the time for you, your colleagues, and friends to make your voices heard—be sure to share these resources with them. Only by coming together and acting as one voice can we truly advocate for public education!
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