The largest Texas counties now allow voters to go to any voting location in their county to vote, not just their local precinct. Early voting starts Oct 13. I expect lines. but I am right across the street from one of the early voting locations, so I can just walk there and see what the wait time is. When i voted in the primary and runoff they had a good system for contactless voting.
Don't expect functional democracy in the south, their "cultural" go to is decidedly NOT democratic, you can't have second class citizens and be a democracy, and in the south anyone that isn't white is second class at best.
Of course I don't mean everyone in the south, but enough to cause things like Texas, and Alabama.