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Where to register and who can vote in Texas? To be eligible to register to vote in Texas, a person must be: a United States citizen, a resident of the Texas county in which application for registration is made, at least 18 years old on Election Day, not finally convicted of a felony, or, if so convicted must have (1) fully discharged the sentence, including any term of incarceration, parole, or supervision, or completed a period of probation ordered by any court; or (2) been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disability to vote and not determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be (1) totally mentally incapacitated; or (2) partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.

Registering to vote is easy in Texas. It doesn’t even require a stamp! Official applications to register to vote are postage-paid by the State of Texas.

In most Texas counties, the County Tax Assessor-Collector is also the County Voter Registrar. In some counties, the County Clerk or County Elections Administrator registers voters. You may obtain an application from the County Voter Registrar’s office, the Secretary of State’s Office, libraries, many post offices, or high schools. From our website, you may request that we send you an official, postage-paid application. Or, you may download an informal application, but you will be required to affix a stamp before mailing. You may also register to vote when you apply for or renew your driver’s license.

Read the instructions on the form, fill it out and mail it postage-free to the County Voter Registrar, or hand-deliver it to the County Voter Registrar’s office.

You must be at least 17 years and 10 months of age on the date you apply. If for any reason you cannot register yourself, with your permission, your spouse, parent or child may fill out and sign an application for you if that person is a registered voter or has applied for voter registration. This person is known as your “agent.”

The application must be received in the County Voter Registrar’s office or postmarked 30 days before an election in order for you to be eligible to vote in that election. You will receive a voter registration certificate in the mail after the County Voter Registrar has processed your voter registration application. Upon receipt of the voter registration certificate, sign it, fold it and keep in it in your wallet and take it to the polls with you when you vote.

All voters who registered to vote in Texas must provide a Texas driver’s license number or personal identification number issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety or the last four digits of your social security number. If you have not been issued any of these numbers, then you must state that fact on the application by checking the designated box.

From Comanche County Clerk’s Office

The last day to register to vote or make a change to your address for the General Election is October 5, 2020. Please contact the Registrar, Grace Everhart, 325-356-3101 to make changes.

Early Voting will begin October 13, 2020 and end on October 30, 2020. Early voting will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m. except for the following extended dates and times; October 19 and October 26, 2020 voting will begin at 7 a.m. end at 7 p.m. Additionally Saturday October 24, 2020 voting will be conducted from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Early voting will be conducted in Room B102 of the Courthouse basement and the DeLeon City Hall Auditorium. The Governor has extended early voting from two weeks to three weeks.

Social distancing guidelines will be followed during Early Voting and Election Day. Polling places will be sanitized before voting begins each day and the voting machines will be sanitized between voters. Your voting experience may take a little longer due to these measures to protect your health. Face coverings are not required, but are recommended.

If you are at least 65 years of age, disabled, expected to be out of the county on Election Day and Early Voting or you are in jail you may request a ballot by mail. Applications for a ballot by mail must be received by the County Clerk, 101 W. Central Ave., Comanche, TX 76442, 325-356-2655 by October 30, 2020. You may request an application to vote by mail by calling the County Clerk’s Office or visit the Comanche County Website, www.co.comanche.tx.us, Elections, Forms and print the application. If you have an Annual Application on file you will automatically receive your ballot by mail unless you cancel your application. Your ballot will be mailed as soon as they available.

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