When Can i register to vote ?
You can register to vote at any time; however, you must be registered at least 30 days before an election in which you wish to vote.
Voter registration is permanent, IF YOU KEEP YOUR REGISTRATION CURRENT. You must notify the voter registrar of any changes in information such as name change, moving to a new location within the county, or a change in your mailing address.
You may register to vote if you are at least 17 years and 10 months of age on the date the application is submitted, but you must be 18 years of age to actually vote in an election. You must register to vote at least 30 days before an election to vote in that election.
Call 903-893-8683 for more information.
Vote by mail
Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail to vote in the Nov 3 General Election is Friday, Oct 23, 2020.* You may apply in person at the Grayson County Elections Office, 115 W Houston St, Sherman. *Application must be received by this date, NOT postmarked.
Recently updated required identification for voting in person. Some sort of identification is required to vote in Texas. If you don’t have a state-issued photo ID, like a driver’s license or ID card, you may use your voter registration card, a recent utility bill or bank statement, and sign a declaration, and still vote a regular ballot.
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To be eligible to vote by mail in Texas, you have to be 65 or older, have a disability or illness, be out of the county during the election period, or be confined in jail.
The Texas election code says voters have a disability if they have a sickness or physical condition that prevents them from voting in person without the likelihood of injuring the voter’s health.
Mail-in ballots take time to count, and the election is not decided until all the ballots are counted. We possibly won’t know who won the presidential election until days or weeks after Election Day.
Trump is likely to claim victory on election night regardless of the results, and he’ll label mail-in ballots as a fraud. If the public believes we should know the results on Election Day, they are more likely to believe Trump’s claims of fraud after Election Day. To avoid that, we must normalize the understanding that mail-in ballots take time to count, and that the election is not decided until all the ballots are counted.
Important Election Dates
November 2020 General Election:
November 3, 2020
Tuesday, October 13 – Fri, Oct 30, 2020.
Click here for new locations and times.
Last Day to Register to Vote in the General Election: Monday, October 5, 2020
Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail: Friday, October 23, 2020. *Application must be received by this date, NOT postmarked.
Election Day voting:
Tuesday, Nov 3, 7am to 7pm.
Texas Democratic Party (TDP) launched RegisterTexas.com, which provides an innovative voter registration form that you can fill out online. The TDP then sends you a filled out application with a postage-paid envelope pre-addressed to your county voter registrar. All you have to do is sign the pre-filled application and then put it in the mail.
How and Where Can i register to vote ?
You may register to vote in person by completing a registration application at one of the following locations:
- Grayson County Elections Administration
115 W. Houston
Sherman, Texas 75090
- Grayson County Sub-Courthouse
101 W. Woodard
Denison, Texas 75020
- U.S. Post Offices
- Department of Public Safety
- Department of Human Services
- Department of Health
- Public Libraries
GRAYSON COUNTY VOTER REGISTRAR
115 W. Houston
SHERMAN TX 75090
Or you may request a postage-paid application by filling out this form, and a voter registration application will be mailed to you with a stamped, addressed return envelope.
What if I Move WITHIN THE COUNTY?
WITHIN THE COUNTY OR YOUR NAME CHANGES
Notify the voter registrar in writing of the changed information by:
- correcting the information on your current voter registration certificate, sign the back of the certificate, and return it to the registrar, or
- if you do not have your voting certificate, send a note giving the old information as you were registered and the new information for updating, or
- complete a voter registration application, indicating “change”, or
- completing a statement of residence at the time of voting
You will be eligible to vote in your new precinct on the 30th day after the registrar receives the notice, meanwhile you may continue to vote in your old precinct. Before you are allowed to vote in the old precinct, the election judge will ask you to fill out a statement of residence confirming your new address.
What if I Move Outside the County?
TO ANOTHER COUNTY
You must re-register in the county of your new residence by completing a voter registration application and mailing it to that county’s voter registrar.
You may be eligible to vote a limited ballot in the county of your new residence during the first 90 days after you move if:
- you would have been eligible to vote in the county of former residence on Election day if you had still lived in that county;
- the date of the election is not more than 90 days after the new residence is established; and
- your voter registration in the county of new residence is not effective on or before election day.
VOTING BY A LIMITED BALLOT MUST BE DONE DURING THE EARLY VOTING PERIOD.
CONTACT YOUR ELECTIONS ADMINISTRATOR FOR MORE INFORMATION. 903-893-8683