LBJ School works to help get out the vote in Texas | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin

Visit or to check your registration, request an absentee ballot, sign up for reminders and find a polling place near you. Other voting resources are available on the page for our recent LBJ In the Arena session on Protecting the Right to Vote, with Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir (MPAff '81) and Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins.

Early voting in Texas runs from Tuesday, Oct. 13 to Friday, Oct. 30. Vote early — avoid crowds and long lines on Election Day if you can. If you are interested in volunteering, visit to sign up to staff polling places.

Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 3. Know before you go: your polling location and the type of ID or other documents you will need. Check the wait times at your polling place so you're prepared. Follow CDC guidelines for keeping yourself safe.

The LBJ School's Office of Civic Engagement has partnered with Power the Polls to encourage anyone interested to volunteer to staff polling places during early voting and on Election Day — and has folded poll working into our inaugural Civic Engagement Program. Anyone interested in getting involved should contact the LBJ School's Student Professional Development Office at

Many thanks to LBJ School faculty members Sherri Greenberg, Joshua Busby and Ruth Wasem, and to Dean Angela Evans, for creating the following videos to help get out the vote.

Your vote counts — use it. Make your voice heard.

Early Voting

Travis County breaks another record on 2nd day of early voting
Austin American-Statesman, Oct. 14, 2020
Voters continued to flock to the polls Wednesday, the second day of early voting, with no sign of a drop-off in turnout in Central Texas and elsewhere in the state after Tuesday’s record-setting numbers. "This election is far bigger and far more intense than anything we've seen before," said Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir (MPAff '81). It's too early to tell which party might benefit from a surge of early voters, but it's clear that there’s a lot of enthusiasm this election, added former state Rep. Sherri Greenberg, a fellow at the University of Texas' LBJ School of Public Affairs.


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