Voting Matters!

Voting in local, state, and national elections is one of your important duties—and rights—as a citizen. According to the Pew Research Center, college-aged voters account for almost one-third of the eligible voting population—so your vote matters.

Know Where to Vote.

The non-partisan, non-profit gives a very clear overview and will answer many of your questions about registration and voting.

If voting in person, check with your local election authority to find your specific polling place.

Register to Vote or Check your Registration

You must vote wherever you are registered to vote. If you registered in Beaumont but are living at home Register to Votethis semester, you may need to change your registration – or vice versa.   Check to see where you are registered, and make a change (if necessary).

Know When to Vote.

Nov. 3, 2020  is the General Election in Texas.

Tuesday, Nov. 3

  • General Election Voting
  • Montagne Center

Early voting is open from October 13 to October 30. Dates and hours may vary based on where you live. Find your polling place

All requests to vote by mail must be received by noon on Friday, October 23, 2020. However, you should request a mail in ballot as far in advance as possible.  It will be sent to the address where you have registered.  

Important Dates


Last Day to Register


Early Voting Begins


Early Voting Ends

Early Voting Locations

In-person Early Voting in Jefferson County will be held at these locations:

Beaumont Courthouse
1001 Pearl St.

Theodore Johns Library
4255 Fannett Rd.

Hebert Library
2025 Merriman St.
Port Neches

Port Arthur Sub-Courthouse
525 Lakeshore Dr.
Port Arthur

Davis Community Center
3580 E. Lucas

Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace
Judge Chesson's Courtroom
19217 FM 365

Rogers Park Rec Center
6540 Gladys Ave.

Hughes Public Library
2715 Nederland Ave.

Precinct 1 Service Center
20205 W. Hwy. 90

Port Arthur Library
4615 9th Ave.
Port Arthur

Groves Rec Center
6150 39th St.


Early Voting Dates and Times

Dates and times for all Jefferson County Early Voting locations:

Tuesday, Oct. 13 -
Friday, Oct. 16
8 am - 5 pm

Monday, Oct. 19 -
Friday, Oct. 23
8 am - 5 pm

Saturday, Oct. 24
8 am - 5 pm

Sunday, Oct. 25
12 pm - 5 pm
Monday, Oct. 26 -
Friday, Oct. 30
7 am - 7 pm

About This Initiative

The 1998 Higher Education Act requires all post-secondary institutions to make a good-faith effort to distribute voter registration forms to each degree- or certificate-seeking student who attends classes on campus. The forms, which are supplied by each state, must be distributed before the registration cut-off date for every federal and gubernatorial election, as well as special elections for federal office.

In 2008, the Higher Education Act was amended making it permissible to electronically distribute information related to voter registration.

At Lamar University, voter registration forms are available at info tables sponsored by the Student Government Association and the Jefferson County Board of Elections. Voter registration forms can also be requested online through the Vote Texas websiteThe Student Government Association values civic responsibility as part of their Strategic Plan.

Any student not registered to vote can get more information at For information about the Jefferson County Board of Elections, visit their website.