Voter Information

The November 3, 2020 General Election includes federal, state, county, and local elections. The early voting period was extended by Governor proclamation on July 27.


Election Information

Early Voting

Early voting runs Tuesday, October 13 through Friday, October 30.

  • October 13-16: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • October 17: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • October 18: 1-6 p.m.
  • October 19-24: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • October 25: 1-6 p.m.
  • October 26-30: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Polling Locations

Find information on the City of Allen designated polling locations on the elections page. The Allen Municipal Court Building will not serve as a polling location this year. Allen Event Center has been designated as a new polling location. 

Sample Ballots

COVID-19 Voting and Election Procedures

Voter Registration

  • The last day to register to vote for the November 3 General Election is Monday, October 5, 2020.

Voter Qualifications

To be considered a qualified voter in a city election, a person must: 

  • Be 18 years of age or older on the day of the election
  • Be a United States citizen
  • Not have been determined mentally incompetent by a final judgment of a court
  • Not have been finally convicted of a felony or, if so convicted, must have: been fully discharged of his sentence, including any term of incarceration, parole, or supervision, or completed a period of probation ordered by any court; or been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disability to vote
  • Be a resident of the city on the day of the election
  • Be a registered voter on the day of the election

Registration and Application

Mail completed applications to:
Registrar of Voters
2010 Redbud Blvd., Suite 102
McKinney, TX 75069

Absentee Voting and Ballots by Mail (ABBM)

All currently registered voters in Allen are eligible to request a ballot by mail if any of the following conditions would prevent them from voting in person during the early voting period or on election day: 

  • Expected absence from the County during both the early voting period and election day. 
  • The ballot must be mailed to an address outside the county. 
  • Disability 
  • 65 years of age or older 
  • Confinement in jail and not finally convicted of a felony 

The request must state the address at which you are registered to vote, one of the above conditions for requesting a ballot, the address to which you want the ballot mailed, and your signature. If the ballot is not to be mailed outside the County and not to the address at which you are registered, you must give an explanation as to the address such as nursing home, hospital, etc. Applications must be received by the Collin County Elections Office no later than close of business on the 11th day before election day. All voted ballots that are returned on or before 7 p.m. on Election Day will be counted. Those received by 5 p.m. the next business day after Election Day may be counted if they are postmarked by 7 p.m. Election Day.

Applications for ballots by mail must be received and processed by:
Collin County Elections Office
2010 Redbud Blvd., Suite 102
McKinney, Texas 75069
Fax 972.547.1914, or email

Contact the Collin County Elections Office at 972.547.1990 to request an application for a ballot by mail or download an application.

Absentee Ballot By Mail - Hand Delivery

For the November 3, 2020 general election, the hand-delivery period has been extended.  You may deliver your own personal ballot, and not the ballot for another individual to the Collin County Elections Office during regular business hours during early voting or Election Day.

You will be asked to sign a roster to record acceptance of your ballot and you will be asked to present an acceptable form of photo ID.  If you do not possess and cannot reasonably obtain an acceptable form of photo ID, you can execute a Reasonable Impediment Declaration and provide a supporting form of identification.

Please note: State law requires that for an application for ballot by mail submitted by fax or email to be effective, the hard copy of the application must also be submitted by mail and be received by the early voting clerk no later than the fourth business day after the fax or email is received.

Additionally, Federal Post Card Applications for our Military or Overseas Voters if submitted by fax must be followed up with a hard copy mailed FPCA that must be received by the early voting clerk by the fourth business day after the fax.  Emailed FPCAs are not affected by this change.