It’s safe to say there’s never been an election season like this one. Interest in voting is sky high in Texas, and early voters, given an extra week to cast their ballots, have turned out in force during a pandemic that finds most Texans socially-distanced and masked as they wait their turn. Many others have voted from their cars, mailed in or dropped off their mail-in ballots even as legalbattlesoverthesemethods played out.
Since the first day of early voting on Oct. 13, Texas Tribune photographers have ventured out all over the state, capturing people waiting to have their say. If you haven’t voted yet, there’s still time — early voting ends Oct. 30, and Election Day is Nov. 3. If you have questions about voting, the Tribune is here to help, and if you encounter any problems while voting, we want to hear from you.
Voters wait in line to cast their ballots on day one of early voting at the Sunland Park Mall in El Paso.
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Voters wait in line at a polling site at Austin Oaks Church on the second day of early voting in the state.
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First: Bexar County voters stand in the early morning rain outside the Julia Yates Semmes Library in San Antonio to cast their ballots on Oct. 20, 2020. Last: Wonderland of the Americas Mall is one of several polling locations in Bexar County.
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First: Voters cast their ballots during the second day of early voting at Taylor City Hall. Last: Voters wait for hours to cast their ballots at the Manor ISD administration building.