How to vote in the Nov. 3 general election

Voting is a right, a responsibility, and fairly simple, but to make sure you can legally cast a ballot in the Nov. 3 presidential election, you need to be aware of some important dates.

To make sure your voice is heard, you have to first be registered, and, if already registered, your registration must up to date with a correct address.

WHO CAN VOTE

Any U.S. citizen who is 18 or older, is registered to vote, and can present a photo ID at a polling place can cast a vote in any election.

DEADLINES FOR GENERAL ELECTION

REGISTER OR UPDATE REGISTRATION
MONDAY, OCT. 5

  • If registering by mail, the form must be postmarked by Oct. 5.
  • The deadline for in-person registration is also Oct. 5.
    — In Burnet County, you can register in person at the Burnet County Elections Office, 106 W. Washington in Burnet, the Tax Office at 1701 E. Polk in Burnet, or the Courthouse Annex South at 810 Steve Hawkins Parkway in Marble Falls.
    — Llano County residents can register in person at the Elections Office at 1447A U.S. 71 East in Llano.

REQUEST A MAIL-IN BALLOT
FRIDAY, OCT. 23

  • Requests to vote by mail must be received by the county clerk no later than Oct. 23.
  • In Burnet County, applications to vote by mail should be mailed to Burnet County Early Voting Clerk, 220 S. Pierce St. Burnet, TX 78511. You can also fax it to 512-715-5287 or scan it and email it to elections@burnetcountytexas.org
  • In Llano County, applications to vote by mail should be mailed to Llano County Elections, P.O. Box 787, Llano, TX 78643. You can pick up applications at the Kingsland Branch Library, 125 W. Polk St. in Kingsland; the Lakeshore Branch Library, 7346 RR 261 in Buchanan Dam; and the Llano County Library, 102 E. Haynie St. in Llano.
  • To be eligible to vote by mail, a registered voter must have a disability, be 65 years or older, or know in advance that they will not be in the county on Election Day.

EARLY VOTING
OCT. 13-30

This year, Texans have an extra week to vote. Gov. Greg Abbott extended early voting by seven days because of COVID-19. More time to vote should help prevent long lines and provide more options for those nervous about exposing themselves to the coronavirus when voting in person.

RESOURCES

VoteTexas.gov
• Find out if you are registered and view sample ballots
• Search voting locations

BurnetCountyTexas.org
• Get local voting information
• Find out if you are registered in Burnet County

Printable Voter Registration Form