Early Voting begins: Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Early Voting ends: Friday, October 30, 2020
General Election: November 3, 2020
There are write-in candidates registered for three offices on the general election ballots. Nine write-in candidates are registered for President/Vice President. One registered write-in for United States Senator and one registered write-in for Eastland County Sheriff. A list of those write-in candidates will be available at each voting machine.
Each office that has an eligible write-in candidate offers a blank write-in line on the ballot for that office. Only votes for a “registered” write-in candidate will be counted. Filling in a candidate of your choosing who hasn’t registered to run will not be counted. If you prefer the write-in candidate over the candidate on the ballot, it is important that you write in the candidate’s name. If you prefer the candidate whose name shows on the ballot over the write-in candidate, it is important that you check the box for that candidate.
Those filling out mail-in ballots do have the option this year of delivering your ballot in person during early voting as well as on election day. You must present an accepted form of identification when presenting your ballot. No one else can deliver your ballot for you. Ballots must be delivered in person to the Eastland County Joint Elections Administrator’s office at 100 W. Main, Suite 105 in the Eastland County Courthouse. You may also drop the mail-in ballot in the mail. It must be postmarked no later than November 3, 2020.
Ballot by mail applications must be received (not postmarked) in the Joint Elections Administrator’s office by October 23, 2020. You must be eligible to vote by mail.
If you decide to vote in person after receiving your mail-in ballot, take your mail-in ballot with you when you vote in person in order to have it voided. You can still vote in person if you don’t take your mail-in ballot with you, but you will be required to vote with a provisional ballot and your vote will be provisional until it is determined your mail-in ballot wasn’t used.
*PUBLIC NOTICE OF SAFETY MEASURES FOR NOVEMBER GENERAL ELECTION*
Eastland County will be practicing recommended social distancing guidelines for the November 3, 2020 General Election. We will be using an alcohol solution to clean the polling locations and voting machines. Each voter will use a clean stylus to sign in on the tablet and be offered a Q-tip to mark their ballot on the machine so the voter does not have to touch the machine. The use of masks by voters and poll workers is optional, but encouraged.
If you are 65 or over or disabled, you are encouraged to request a mail ballot from the Joint Elections Office. To request a ballot call 254-629-6051 or email Elections Office – email@example.com . The last day to submit an application for a ballot is October 23, 2020.
All Eastland County polling places offer a curbside service for those that are unable to enter the polling place to vote due to age, disability, or sickness.
The information and links below are from the Eastland County Joint Elections Office website. Links to sample ballots for the November 3 election are available when you click on “2020 November 3rd General Election” on the Eastland County Joint Election website.