Early Voting

THE 2020 GENERAL ELECTION HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL NOVEMBER 3, 2020. please see cooke county clerks office for details.

The following information is specific to City of Gainesville Elections, not those conducted by Cooke County. For information on elections conducted by Cooke County, view the Cooke County Election Information webpage.

Early Voting


Any person registered at least 30 days prior to the Election Day.

Election Code provides for all registered voters to vote an early ballot without cause.


Cooke County Tax Assessor Collector's Office 112 S Dixon St Gainesville, TX 76240. (940) 668-5500.


Between the hours of 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM beginning on October 13, 2020 and ending on October 30, 2020.

Early voting late hours will be conducted until 7:00 PM on October 16, 2020 and October 23, 2020.

Early voting weekend hours will be conducted from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM on October 24, 2020.

Applications for Early Voting by Mail

Application for ballot by mail should be mailed to Pam Harrison, County Clerk. 101 S. DIxon, Room 108 Gainesville, TX 76240.

Eligibility for Early Voting by Mail

To be eligible to vote early by mail in Texas you must:

  • Be 65 years or older
  • Be disabled
  • Be out of the county on Election Day and during the period for early voting by personal appearance
  • Be confined in jail, but otherwise eligible

Mail Ballots:

Ballots to be voted by mail may be mailed to voters who have requested them on or after the 45th day before the election date, or as soon as the printed ballots are ready.


Ballots voted by mail must be received by the County Clerk no later than the close of business on October 23, 2020.

Emergency Absentee:

Election Law provides that a registered voter may vote a late (emergency) early ballot if a death occurs in a voter’s immediate family on or after the 5th day before the election date. A voter may also vote a late (emergency) early ballot if a serious illness occurs on or after the day before the last day for submitting an application for a ballot to be voted by mail.