Don’t forget: Early voting in Texas begins Tuesday

by | Feb 17, 2020 | 2020 Elections, Politics

Early voting in the Texas Primary begins Tuesday, Feb. 18, and if you want to make Republicans tremble before Super Tuesday, now would be a good time to cast your ballot.

Early voting will run until Feb. 28, 2020. The last day to register to vote in the primaries was Feb. 3. 

What’s on the ballot?

Everything, from the presidential contest to congressional, Texas legislative district and local office primaries. 

Some highlights include:

  • The Democratic U.S. Senate primary, which appears to be heading toward a runoff. New polling released this week shows Sen. John Cornyn in trouble and former Air Force helicopter pilot MJ Hegar in the lead among her Democratic contenders. 
  • The Democratic congressional primary race in South Texas between conservative Democrat Rep. Henry Cuellar and progressive challenger Jessica Cisneros. Cisneros’s performance in Texas’ 28th congressional district could signal how well Texas progressives who support policies like Medicare for All and the Green New Deal will fair in the Lone Star State.
  • The Republican congressional primary in Fort Worth between incumbent Rep. Kay Granger and challenger Chris Putnam. While Granger is raising more money, she is being attacked due to her mixed record on abortion. If successfully ousted, it would mean there would be no GOP women from Texas in Congress.
  • Plenty of statewide elections, including the Texas Supreme Court, Railroad Commissioner, and Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

Where can I vote?

Registered and eligible voters may vote at any early voting location located in their country. 

Voters can check their early voting locations as well as check to see if they’re registered to vote at the Texas Secretary of State website. Voters can also find other helpful election-related dates about 2020 here.

Primary election day, also known as Super Tuesday, will take place March 3, 2020.

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Fernando covers Texas politics and government at the Texas Signal. Before joining the Signal, Fernando spent two years at the Houston Chronicle and previously interned at Houston’s NPR station News 88.7. He is a graduate of the University of Houston, Jack J. Valenti School of Communication, and enjoys reading, highlighting things, and arguing on social media. You can follow him on Twitter at @fernramirez93 or email at fernando@texassignal.com

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