Gov. Greg Abbott extends early voting period for November election

Gov. Greg Abbott extended the early voting period July 27. (Courtesy Canva)
Gov. Greg Abbott extended the early voting period July 27. (Courtesy Canva)

Gov. Greg Abbott extended the early voting period July 27. (Courtesy Canva)

Gov. Greg Abbott extended early voting for the Nov. 3 election by a week July 27, citing the pressure of holding an election during the pandemic in a press release.



Early voting will now be held between Oct. 13-30. The proclamation also allows for marked mail-in ballots to be delivered before or on Election Day.



"As we respond to COVID-19, the State of Texas is focused on strategies that preserve Texans’ ability to vote in a way that also mitigates the spread of the virus," Abbott said. "By extending the early voting period and expanding the period in which mail-in ballots can be hand-delivered, Texans will have greater flexibility to cast their ballots, while at the same time protecting themselves and others from COVID-19."

By Andy Li