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Texas 2020 Elections

Sick Texans seeking late absentee ballots still need a doctor’s note, Texas appeals court rules

A state district court judge had ruled against the longstanding requirement for a doctor's note to ask for an emergency absentee ballot, saying many people who test positive for the coronavirus don’t interact with a physician.

Ballot by mail clerk Jim Ragland organized ballot packages at the Travis County Elections Division in Austin in 2014.

Voting in Texas

  • When was the last day to register to vote?

  • When can I vote early?

  • How will voting be different because of the pandemic?

  • How do I know if I qualify to vote by mail?

  • Are polling locations the same on Election Day as they are during early voting?

  • Can I still vote if I have COVID-19?

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