House Bill 25, passed during the 85th Legislative Session, eliminated straight-party voting effective September 1, 2020 (Section 64.004, Texas Election Code). If you wish to vote for all of the candidates affiliated with one party, you should select each candidate one at a time on your ballot.

El Proyecto de Ley 25 de la Cámara de Representantes, aprobado durante la 85a Sesión Legislativa, eliminó la votación de partido único a partir del 1 de septiembre de 2020 (Sección 64.004, Código Electoral de Texas). Si desea votar por todos los candidatos afiliados a un partido, debe seleccionar a cada candidato uno a la vez en su boleta.

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The Election Officer for Newton County is:

Sandra K. Duckworth
County Clerk
PO Box 484
115 Court Street
Newton, TX 75966
Phone (409) 379-5341
Fax (409) 379-9049

The Voter Registrar for Newton County is:

Melissa Burks
Tax Assessor-Collector
PO Box 456
113 Court Street
Newton, TX 75966
Phone (409) 379-5932
Fax (409) 379-5944

The County Clerk's office does not have poll worker training scheduled at this time.

The following dates apply to the November 3, 2020 General Election:

Last day to register to vote:  October 5, 2020
Last day to receive application for ballot by mail:  October 23, 2020
First day of early voting:  October 13, 2020
Last day of early voting:  October 30, 2020
Automatic Tabulating Equipment Test:  October 30, 2020 at 2:00 PM

November 3 2020 General Election Early Voting Roster

**November 3, 2020 General Election Polling Locations and Hours UPDATED**

November 3, 2020 General Election ALL PRECINCTS Sample Ballot

Public Notice of Test of Automatic Tabulating Equipment

HB 25 Information for Straight Party Voting

Notice of Elimination for Straight Party Voting

Attorney General's Letter to Election Clerks RE:  GA-29

TDEM Exempted Counties List

Click this link to check voter registration status.

Click this link to view historical early vote and election day results.

Click this link to view the candidate ballot order as provided by the Secretary of State's office.

Click this link to view the certified write-in candidates as provided by the Secretary of State.

Citizens with questions or concerns regarding an application to vote by mail are encouraged to call the Clerk's office at 409-379-5341 so that we may address their concerns.  Voters who are disabled, over the age of 65 or working out of town may vote by mail at their discretion and the Clerk's office will send an application to do so only at the voter's request.  Voters who receive an unsolicited application to vote by mail are not obligated to vote by mail, and may vote by personal appearance during early voting or on election day at their poll as they wish.  Per Governor Abbott's proclamation regarding voting by mail and returning mailed ballots in person for the November 3rd general election, the Clerk's office will require anyone returning their mailed ballot in person to comply with the November 3, 2020 Special Extended Hand-Delivery Period Signature Roster - Hand-Delivery of Ballot by Mail form.  Hand-delivered mailed ballots can only be returned to the office of the Early Voting Clerk (the County Clerk's office) and must be received by 7:00 PM on Election Day.  Only the voter may return his or her ballot by mail.  Voters who wish to cancel their ballot by mail and vote at the poll may surrender their mailed ballot at the poll and vote in person.


Notice of Voting Order Priority

Pursuant to Section 63.0015, Election Code, an election officer may give voting order priority to individuals with a mobility problem that substantially impairs the person's ability to move around. A person assisting an individual with a mobility problem may also, at the individual's request, be given voting order priority. Disabilities and conditions that may qualify you for voting order priority include paralysis, lung disease, the use of portable oxygen, cardiac deficiency, severe limitation in the ability to walk due to arthritic, neurological, or orthopedic condition, wheelchair confinement, arthritis, foot disorder, the inability to walk 200 feet without stopping to rest, or use of a brace, cane, crutch, or other assistive device.

Photo of the Bring Your ID To the Poll flyer provided by the SOS
Photo of the Bring Your ID To the Poll flyer provided by the SOS in Spanish