Early voting in Texas will be extended by almost a week, according to a proclamation by Gov. Greg Abbott.
In-person early voting will begin Tuesday, Oct. 13, and continue through Friday, Oct. 30.
Prior to this week's announcement extending early voting, it was set to begin Monday, Oct. 19.
The proclamation also expands the period in which marked mail-in ballots may be delivered in person to the early voting clerk's office, allowing such delivery prior to as well as on Election Day.
"By extending the early voting period and expanding the period in which mail-in ballots can be hand-delivered, Texans will have greater flexibility to cast their ballots, while at the same time protecting themselves and others from COVID-19."