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Register to Vote

To register in Texas you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States

  • be a resident of the county in which the application for registration is made

  • be at least 17 years and 10 months old (you must be 18 to vote)

  • not be finally convicted of a felony, or if a convicted felon, you must have fully discharged your punishment, including any incarceration, parole, supervision, period of probation or be pardoned

  • have not been declared mentally incompetent by final judgment of a court of law


Can I register to vote online?

  • Texas does not offer online voter registration.


Can I submit voter registration forms by mail?

  • Use the National Voter Registration Form

  • Print and fill out the  National Voter Registration Form.

  • Box 6 - ID Number: You must provide your Texas driver's license number to register to vote. If you do not have a driver's license then you will have to provide at least the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you have neither, please write "NONE" on the form. A unique identifying number will instead be assigned to you by your State.

  • Box 7 - Choice of Party: Texas does NOT require that you register with a party to participate in partisan primary elections.

  • Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank. This information is not required.

  • Review the "Who can vote?" section above and check that you're eligible.

  • Sign the form.

  • Send the completed form to your local election office


If you are registering to vote for the first time in your jurisdiction and are mailing this registration application, Federal law requires you to show proof of identification the first time you vote. Proof of identification includes:

  • A current and valid photo identification or

  • A current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or government document that shows your name and address.


Can I register to vote on Election Day?

  • Texas does not offer registration on Election Day.


Can I submit voter registration forms in person?

  • Contact or visit your local election office to complete the voter registration process.

  • Learn more by visiting the Texas Secretary of State's website or contacting your local election office.


How to Find Your Polling Place:

  • Visit the Texas Secretary of State’s website to find your polling location for Election Day or early in-person voting. On this page, you will be able to look up your election information (including polling place) using your personal information (name, date of birth, county, and zip code or, alternatively, Texas driver’s license number and date of birth or VUID (Voter Unique Identified) and date of birth).

Key Dates and Deadlines

  • Registration deadlines

    • In-person at local election office : Oct 11

    • By mail (postmarked by) : Oct 11

  • Absentee ballot deadlines

    • Request ballot : Oct 28

    • Return ballot by mail (postmarked by) : Nov 8

    • Return ballot in person : Nov 8

  • Voting deadlines

    • Early voting : varies by location

    • In-person : Nov 8

How do I contact my state election office?


  • Secretary of State

  • James E. Rudder Bldg., 1019 Brazos St.

  • Austin, TX 78701

Phone Number:

  • (512) 463-5650

General Election - November 8, 2022

Election Day Registration is available. Voting Methods:

  • Overseas Absentee Voting

  • Election Day (Same Day) Voter Registration

  • Early Voting

  • Provisional Voting

  • Military Absentee Voting

  • Absentee Voting Without Excuse

  • Polling Place Voting


Have questions or need more information?

Call 1-855-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683)

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