VOTING IN TEXAS
 

 
VOTER REGISTRATION

Forms and Deadlines

Registration Form (English)
Registration Form (English - Fillable)
Registration Form (Spanish - Fillable)
Request a Registration Form

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
By Mail: Postmarked thirty (30) days before Election Day
In Person: Completed thirty (30) days before Election Day

To find where to register in person, or for more information:
• Visit your Official State Website
• Contact your County Voter Registration Official

Online Registration

Currently, only voters who move within the same county can update their address ONLINE.

Ask your state representatives to create online voter registration for all Texas voters.

Election Day Registration

Currently, voters are NOT permitted to register to vote on Election Day.

Ask your state representatives to pass legislation which will allow voters to register at their polling place on Election Day.

Automatic Registration

Currently, voters are NOT automatically registered to vote.

Ask your state representatives to pass legislation which will automatically register eligible Texas residents to vote when they apply for a driver's license or interact with other state agencies.

Can you pre-register?

LIMITED. Voters who are seventeen (17) years and ten (10) months-old and will be eighteen (18) on or before the Election may register to vote.

Ask your state representatives to pass legislation that will permit eligible voters to pre-register to vote after they turn sixteen (16) as well as automatically pre-register them to vote if they apply for a driver's license.

Have you moved?

If a registered voter has moved within the state of Texas but has not updated their voter registration information.

NEW Address, SAME Polling Place
Voters can vote at their usual polling place after confirming their change of address.

NEW Address, SAME County, NEW Polling Place
Voters can vote at the polling place associated with their old address after confirming their current address, and eligibility.

NEW County WITHIN 30 Days of the Election Voters can vote a limited ballot through in-person early voting or early voting by mail. Voters restricted to a limited ballot can only vote for statewide offices and measures, and those offices and measures on the ballot in both your old and new polling place. Voters must confirm their address, birth date, and that they were eligible to vote at their old polling place.

NEW County MORE than 30 Days before the Election Voters must update their voter registration or they may not be eligible to vote.

Click HERE to find your Polling Place.

Address Confidentiality Program

Voters who are members of the ACP may choose to keep their address confidential and use their ACP address when registering to vote. Voters can go HERE for more information on registering, or how to join the program.

 

 
VOTING

Early Voting

All registered voters may vote early in person. For hours and locations voters can:
• Check their Voter Info
• Check their County Website
• Contact their Early Voting Clerk

BEGINS: Seventeen (17) days before Election Day.
ENDS: Four (4) days before Election Day.

NOTE: Early voting will begin twelve (12) days before an Election held in May.

Vote-by-Mail

Only Absentee Voters may vote-by-mail. See ABSENTEE VOTING for more info.

Absentee Voting

Only QUALIFIED Voters may apply for an absentee ballot by mail (ABBM). Check HERE to see if you qualify.

Ballot By Mail Application (English)
Where to Mail Your Form
Request an ABBM online

APPLICATION DEADLINE
By Mail: Received eleven (11) days before Election Day
In-Person: Completed eighteen (18) days before Election Day
By Fax/Email: Received eleven (11) days before Election Day (a hard copy must be received four (4) business days after sending by fax/email)

DEADLINE EXCEPTIONS
A voter can request a late ballot if they:
• get sick or injured on or after the deadline
• have a death in the family on or after the deadline

For more info on applying for a ballot by mail:
• Visit your Official State Website
• Contact your Early Voting Clerk

Ask your state representatives to expand voting by mail to all Texas voters.

Do you need Voter ID?

Voters will be asked to present a photo ID from an approved list of IDs. Go HERE for more info.

NOTE: Voters who cannot provide the required ID can still vote a regular ballot after signing a Reason Impediment Declaration. Or they may vote a Provisional Ballot. See Provisional Ballots for more info.

Voters who are struggling to get an ID from the State of Tennessee may get outside help from Spread the Vote, VoteRiders, or Carpool Vote.

Provisional Ballots

Voters may have to vote a Provisional Ballot on Election Day if:

• the voter cannot provide the required photo ID
• their name is not on the registered voters list

NOTE: Voters who vote a Provisional Ballot because they did not provide Voter ID have six (6) calendar days after Election Day to provide the required ID to their County Voter Registration Official in order for their vote to count.

Polling Hours

7:00am to 7:00pm, Central Time Zone

IMPORTANT: If you are in line by 7:00pm you are guaranteed the right to vote. Do NOT get out of line.

Primary Election Rules

PRIMARY ELECTIONS
Voters do not need to register with a party and may vote for any candidate in the Primary Election.

PRIMARY RUNOFF ELECTIONS
• Voters who voted in the Primary Election MUST vote the same party in the Primary Runoff Election.
• Voters who did NOT vote in the Primary Election may vote for any candidate in the Primary Runoff Election.

Youth Vote in Primary?

NO. You must eighteen (18) or older to vote in a primary or primary runoff election.

Ask your state representatives to pass legislation which allows voters who will be eighteen (18) on or before a General or Special Election to vote in the preceding Primary Election.

Having a problem?

If you are experiencing difficulty voting, intimidation from poll workers or other voters, long lines, broken machines, a closed or incorrect polling station, or any other obstacle keeping you from casting your ballot, call the:

Election Protection Hotline
• English 866-687-8683
• Spanish 888-839-8682
• Arabic 844-925-5287
• Asian (multiple) 888-274-8683

 

 
SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES

College Students

Students from out-of-state attending college in Texas, or students who already live in Texas but attend college in another part of the state can visit the:

Official State Website
Campus Project

Military/Overseas

For more info on registering to vote and voting, Military and Overseas voters can go to the:

Official State Website
Federal Voting Assistance Program
Overseas Vote Foundation

Felony conviction?

Voters convicted of a felony have their right to vote automatically restored after:

  • completing their term of incarceration
  • completing their parole
  • completing their probation

NOTE: Voters on probation or parole who receive a Governor’s pardon may register to vote.

ADDITIONAL INFO
• Voters who lost their right to vote MUST re-register to vote.
• For more assistance, voters can use the Campaign Legal Center's website to Restore Your Vote.

Have a disability?

Voters with a disability who need more information about accessibility and voting can visit the Official State Website.

 

 

DISCLAIMER: We try to have the most current and complete information. But, if you think something is incorrect or incomplete, please feel free to LET US KNOW so we can correct it. Furthermore, we encourage voters to contact their state election officials if they have any questions.