• V'Anne Huser

It's Easy to Make a Voting Plan

General Election Day is November 3, 2020. Do you have a Voting Plan? The League of Women Voters of Lavaca County, a nonpartisan organization, encourages all eligible voters to follow these guidelines to ensure your vote counts.

Step One: Register to vote or check your voter status in the county where you reside. If you have not voted in the past four years, call your county election office (Lavaca County Elections Department at 798-3594) or visit to see if you are registered. If you are not registered, you can pick up an application at a local library, county election office, high school and post office or go to to print out the application. Your registration application must be at the election office by October 5, 2020 to qualify to vote in the General Election.

Step Two: Decide how you will vote. If you want to vote by mail, you must apply for a mail-in ballot and your county election office must receive the application by October 23, 2020. Who can vote by mail? If you are 65 years or older; sick or disabled; will be out of the county during the early voting period and election day; or in jail but otherwise eligible to vote. College students who did not return to campus but are registered to vote in the county where their college is located should apply for a mail-in ballot. If you decide to vote in person, take advantage of early voting. This year the early voting has been extended and will begin on October 13, 2020 at the Lavaca County Courthouse Annex, 412 N. Texana, Hallettsville, Texas. Weekend early voting will also be available. If you apply for and receive a mail-in ballot but decide to vote in person instead, you must take your mail-in ballot with you and return it to the poll worker or election officer when you appear for personal voting.

Step Three: Research your candidates. The League of Women Voters of Lavaca County will be distributing Voters Guides throughout the county before early voting starts on October 13. Vote411 is the online version and will be available after September 19 if you want to start your research earlier. You can also take your Voters Guide inside the polling location to help you make your choices.

Step Four: Go Vote! Mark your calendar with the date you will vote and encourage others to make a plan to vote.

For more detailed information regarding voting and elections, go to The League of Women Voters of Lavaca County website's Election Info page. Then check out the League of Women Voters of Texas website for helpful information about voter registration, mail-in ballots, student voters and more. Both user-friendly websites provide various links to forms and resources to make your voting experience stress free.