Coronavirus Facts


The goal of this uniform, statewide mailing is to ensure every eligible voter has an opportunity to vote while protecting the health of voters, county clerks’ staff members, election workers, and the general public, while maximizing participation in the June 9 Primary Election.

Voters who do not wish to vote in person due to the coronavirus situation are eligible to request an absentee ballot by mail. Voters may still vote in-person during Early Voting (May 27 to June 6) or on Election Day (June 9).

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Important Dates and Deadlines:

  • April 24, 2020 – County Clerk begins sending ballots to absentee voters.

  • May 19, 2020 – Deadline to register to vote

  • May 27 – June 6, 2020 – Early Voting at the county courthouse, annex or designated community voting location during normal business hours and Saturdays 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

  • June 3, 2020 – Deadline to request an absentee ballot for all voters. Absentee applications received after June 3, even if postmarked, cannot be accepted by law.

  • June 2, 2020 - June8, 2020 – Official List of Candidates or Sample Ballot published in local newspapers throughout the state (publication dates will vary by county).

  • June 8, 2020 – Deadline to hand-deliver Absentee Ballot to County Clerk’s office.

  • June 9, 2020 – Primary Election Day

  • June 10, 2020 – Absentee Ballots mailed, but without a postmark accepted.

  • June 15, 2020 – (Canvass) – Absentee Ballot postmarked by Election Day accepted if received by start of Canvass.

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