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Texas voter registration guide

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Texas voter registration deadlines

  • Register to vote (online): N/A
  • Register to vote (by mail): Postmarked by October 5, 2020
  • Register to vote (in person): Received by October 5, 2020

Check your Texas voter registration status

  • If you can't remember if you're registered to vote, or you want to make sure your information is correct, you can check your Texas registration using the Texas voter registration lookup tool.
  • If you're not registered to vote, or you need to update your voter registration information, follow the instructions below.

Texas voter registration rules

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 17 years and 10 months old (you must be 18 to vote)
  • not have been convicted of a felony, or if you have been convicted of a felony, 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

Register to vote by mail in Texas

  1. Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  2. Box 6 - ID Number: Enter your TX driver’s license number. If you do not have a driver’s license, enter the last 4 digits of your social security number. If you have neither, please write “NONE” on the form.
  3. Box 7 - Choice of Party: You do not need to register with a party to take part in that party’s primary election, caucus, or convention.
  4. Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank.
  5. Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store: just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  6. Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your Local Election Office.
  7. Your voter registration form must be postmarked by October 5, 2020

Register to vote in person in Texas

  1. Contact your Local Election Office to find where to register to vote in person.
  2. You must provide your Texas driver's license number, state ID number, or the last four digits of your social security number with your voter registration application.

Local Election Office

Contact your Local Election Office if you have questions about Texas voter registration.

Statewide election office

This is the statewide agency that is ultimately responsible for Texas elections. You can contact them with questions, but your Local Election Office will probably respond faster.

Office of the Secretary of State  
Elections Division  
P.O. Box 12060  
Austin, TX 78711‐2060