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Voting in Texas

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Am I Eligible To Vote in Texas?

To register to vote in the State of Texas, an individual must meet the following qualifications:
  • You are a United States citizen;
  • You are a resident of the county where you submit the application;
  • You are at least 18 years old on Election Day;
  • You are not a convicted felon (you may be eligible to vote if you have completed your sentence, probation, and parole); and
  • You have not been declared by a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be either totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.

To vote in Texas, you must be registered. Simply pick up a voter registration application, fill it out, and mail it at least 30 days before the election date.

Voter Registration Options in Texas

You have the following 2 options to register to vote in Texas:

In Person

You can register in person at your county Voter Registrar’s office.

Click here to get the address and phone number for the board of registrars office in your county

By Mail

You may fill out a voter registration application online, print it and mail it to the voter registrar in your county of residence.

Click here to download the Mail-In Voter Registration Form

How Do I Know I'm Registered?

  • Consider yourself registered when- and only when- you receive an acknowledgment from your county clerk.
  • Never assume you are registered to vote until you have received this acknowledgment.
  • Call your county clerk and inquire about the status of your application.
  • Check your voter registration status online by visiting this site

Voting Options in Texas

You have the following 3 options to vote in Texas:

In Person

Polling places are usually listed in your local newspapers in the weeks before the election.

Click here to locate voting locations

Early Voting

Voting during the early voting period couldn’t be easier and more convenient! Registered and eligible voters may vote at ANY early voting location located in the county of residence.

Click here to locate early voting locations

By Mail

Applications can be sent by mail to the office of the local registrar.

Click here to download the Mail-in Ballot

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