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Texas General Election

Tuesday, November 6th

Election Today!

How do I vote?
28 days ago

Registration deadline

15 days ago

Early voting begins

4 days ago

Early voting ends

What is this Election?

General elections are held to determine which candidates are elected into office.

How to Register

Register to Vote in Texas

When do I need to register to vote in Texas?

Texans must have been registered to vote by Tuesday, October 9th.

How do I register to vote in Texas?

Fill out, print, sign, stamp, and mail your registration form in before the deadline.

Estimated time: < 5 minutes

Register to vote in Texas

Don't have a printer, envelope, or stamps?

Texans without access to a printer, envelope, or stamps can request a postage-paid registration form.

You can also drop off your completed form at your county Voter Registrar's office.

Am I already registered to vote?

Who can register to vote in Texas?

To register as a voter in Texas, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States;
  • Be a resident of Texas;
  • Be at least 17 years and 10 months old at the time of registration;
  • Not have a final conviction for a felony;
  • Not have a final declaration of mental incapacity.
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Where do I vote on Election Day?

On Election Day, you can cast your ballot at your designated precinct voting location.

To find yours, visit the Texas Polling Place Finder.

All polling places in Texas are open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm local time

Can I vote by mail?

Texans can only vote absentee if they:

  • Will be 65+ on Election Day
  • Are sick or disabled
  • Will be out of your county during early voting and Election Day
  • Are incarcerated for a non-felony offense

Vote by mail in Texas by requesting an absentee ballot.

Absentee ballot requests must be received by October 26th,
and returned no later than November 6th.

I'm in college away from home, which state do I vote in?

You can either register to vote in Texas or the state you're attending school in — but not both!

I'm not in the US right now, how do I vote?

If you are a military voter or a United States citizen living abroad, you should request an overseas absentee ballot.

Can I vote before Election Day?

Yes! Skip the lines and vote early in Texas. If you're going to be busy, out of town, or otherwise occupied on Election day, this is the best time to vote.

Early Voting period is between Monday, October 22nd and Friday, November 2nd.

Away from home, but still in Texas?

One benefit of Early Voting is that you can vote at any early voting location in Texas, not just the one assigned to your precinct. If you wait until election day, you can only vote at your assigned polling place.

What ID do I need to vote?

Texas requires voters to present a valid photo ID at the polling place. You can bring one of the following IDs, but they can't be more than 4 years expired.

  • Texas Driver License
  • Texas Election Identification Certificate
  • Texas Personal Identification Card issued by DPS
  • Texas Handgun License issued by DPS
  • United States Military ID Card containing the person’s photograph
  • United States Citizenship Certificate containing the person’s photograph
  • United States Passport (book or card)

What if I don't have a photo ID?

If you don't have an acceptable form of photo ID and cannot reasonably obtain one, complete a 'Reasonable Impediment Declaration' (provided at the polls) and then you can present one of the following:

  • Valid voter registration card
  • Current utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Government check
  • Certified birth certificate
  • Paycheck, paystub, or bank statement containing your name and address

Registered Voters who present one of these documents may cast a regular ballot, not a provisional one.

What if I have a disability?

Several bills have been passed to ensure voters with disabilities still have reasonable access to privately cast their vote in Texas.

If you require assistance, contact your local election authority.

Visit the AAPD Voter Resource Center to learn more about voting with a disability.

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Dates and deadlines can change at any time

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Still have questions?

Questions, suggestions, corrections, or feedback? Get in touch!

You can also contact the Texas Secretary of State for questions about the election.

Website: Texas Elections Office
Phone: (800) 252-8683

Having problems at the polls?

Voting is your right. Don't let anyone take it away. Experiencing Voter intimidation? Overzealous voter ID checks? Being turned away from voting? Faulty equipment?
Call the Election Protection Hotline for assistance.

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