The November election may seem far away, but the deadline to register to vote in Texas is only a few weeks away. Here are five dates to keep in mind when planning your trip to the polling station this year.

Tuesday, Oct. 11: Last day to register to vote

Monday, Oct. 24: First day of early voting

Friday, Oct. 28: Last day to apply for ballot by mail (received, not postmarked)

Friday, Nov. 4: Last day of early voting

Tuesday, Nov. 8: Election day/last day to receive ballot by mail

Sample ballots have not been released yet, but stay tuned to for more election coverage and look out for our Election Guide in the Oct. 19 edition of Community Impact Newspaper, featuring a full list of candidates representing the Cy-Fair area and Q&As for local and statewide positions.