In order to vote in Texas, you must be registered. You can register in person or by mail.
To be eligible to vote, you must fill out the application and mail it in at least 30 days before the election day. Voters must also meet certain criteria to be eligible. To register, you must:
- Be a United States citizen
- Be a resident of the county where you submit the application
- Be at least 17 years and 10 months old AND 18 years old on Election Day
- Not be a convicted felon (you may be eligible to vote if you have completed your sentence, probation, and parole)
- Not have been declared by a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be either totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote
Before you register to vote, check that you are not already registered. Click here to check your status.
There are multiple ways you can register to vote:
- In person at your county Voter Registrar's office
- Register by mail by obtaining an application from your county Voter Registrar’s office or pick up applications at libraries, government offices, or high schools
- Fill out a voter registration application online, print it, sign it, and mail it to your county's voter registrar. According to VoteTexas.gov, "You are not registered until you have filled out the online application, printed it, signed it, and mailed it to your local County Voter Registrar. Your County’s Voter Registrar will then process your application, and your registration becomes effective 30 days after it is submitted (and accepted) by the County Voter Registrar."