Texas voter registration guide
Texas voter registration deadlines
- Register to vote (online): N/A
- Register to vote (by mail): Postmarked 30 days before Election Day
- Register to vote (in person): 30 days before Election Day
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
Texas online voter registration
- **You cannot register to vote online in Texas if you are a first time voter.** If you're already registered to vote in Texas, and need to update your name, home address, or political party, you can do this online in the Texas.gov portal. You will need a Texas driver's license and your Voter Unique Identifier (VUID) to login to the Texas.gov portal. You can find your VUID by visiting the [Texas SOS My Voter Portal](http://teamrv-mvp.sos.texas.gov/MVP/voterDetails.do). Use the "Am I registered" tool on the right side of the screen, and choose "Name, County, and DOB" as the selection criteria. We realize this is a bit confusing, so we've also emailed these directions to you as well.
- Visit the Texas online voter registration tool.
- Fill out all the required fields.
- You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
- You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your local election office.
- The deadline to register to vote online is N/A.
Texas by-mail voter registration
- Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
- 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.
- 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.
- Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank.
- 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.
- Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
- Your voter registration form must be postmarked 30 days before Election Day
Texas in-person voter registration
- Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.
Texas same day registration
Texas does not have same day registration.
Registering to vote in Texas with a felony conviction
If you have been convicted of a felony and would like to register to vote, please visit Restore Your Vote. They will help you determine your eligibility and guide you through the process.
Local election office
Contact your local election office if you have questions.
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
- Texas online voter registration
- Texas voter status lookup
- Texas absentee ballot tracker
- Texas polling place locator