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Check if you are registered to vote
Check if you are registered to vote

Check your voter registration status at Am I Registered? or with your county voter registrar

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Who can register to vote in Texas?
Who can register to vote in Texas?

• A citizen of the United States,
• A resident of the county, and
• 17 years 10 months old (to vote you must be 18 years old on Election Day).
• You must not have been declared mentally incapacitated by a court of law.
• If you have been convicted of a felony, you may register to vote only after you have completed the punishment phase of your conviction, including any terms of incarceration, parole, supervision, or period of probation ordered by the court.

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How do I register to vote?
How do I register to vote?
  • If you are a new  Texas voter or new to the county, fill out a paper voter registration application.
  • Use in the Secretary of States' Voter Registration Form or pick one up at a library, government office, or high school! Fill out, sign, stamp and mail in or turn in to your county election office.
  • Call your county voter registrar  and ask for a voter registration application to be mailed to you.
  • Volunteer Deputy Registrars are certified by each county to help voters  register to vote. Ask your Local League of Woman Voters for help.
  • No printer? No problem! Fill out a voter registration application and have it mailed to you at register2vote.org
  • Learn more at the Texas Secretary of State' VoteTexas.gov
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NEW! Update your voter registration online!
NEW! Update your voter registration online!
  • New!Update your Voter Registration

    Update your voter registration when you move or change your name.  

  • You will need your Current Driver License or ID Card, Social Security Number, and Voter Registration Card VUID (Voter Unique Identifier) number which may be found  when you check  am I registered

  • or by contacting your County Voter Registrar.

  • When you update your driver's license online, you may update your voter registration at the same time. 
  • Fill out a new voter registration application


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When will I receive my voter registration card?
When will I receive my voter registration card?

 You should receive a voter registration card in the mail within 1 month! If you don't, check here to see if you are registered or call your county's  Voter Registrar’s office.

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How to update your voter registration
How to update your voter registration

Already registered to vote in Texas?
You may update you voter registration online

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When is the last day to register to vote in Texas?
When is the last day to register to vote in Texas?

Applications must be at your county's Voter Registrar’s office or postmarked by 30 days before an election.

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Voter registration tips
Voter registration tips
  • You do not need to register before every election.
  • If you are not registered, you need to register by 30 days before the election.
  • If your voter registration effective date is before the Election Day, you may vote any day during early voting.
  • New voter registration cards are mailed to registered voters every odd year.
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Election reminders
Election reminders
Sign up for election reminders here!
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What is a provisional ballot?
What is a provisional ballot?

The Federal Help America Vote Act (HAVA) of 2002 provides for provisional voting if:

  •  A voter’s name does not appear on the list of registered voters due to an administrative error.
  • A voter's name is not on the rolls of registered voters, but the voter believes they are registered.
  • A voter does not have their voter ID or alternate ID.
  • Voting a provisional ballot will register you to vote.

To cast a provisional ballot, you need to:

  • Fill out an affidavit and a paper ballot
  • The county's provisional voting ballot board will review. The ballot will be counted if the voter is determined to be a registered voter in that county
  • Provisional voters will receive a notice in the mail if their provisional ballots were counted and, if they were not counted, the reason why. 
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Voters on the “suspense” list can vote!
Voters on the “suspense” list can vote!

County election officials place voters on the suspense list if they are not sure the address on the voter registration is correct.

  • Voters on the “suspense” can vote!
  • A voter may update their voter registration before the voter registration deadline.
  •  A voter may vote in person or by mail after filling out a form with their current address.
  • If the voter moved to another county, the voter may vote a “limited ballot” at their new county’s main early voting location during early voting.
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Registering to vote with special circumstances
Registering to vote with special circumstances
  •  For student voters; it is safest and easiest to register and vote at your school address.
  • Voters experiencing homelessness may register to vote by listing their shelter's address or describing a location they live at such as a street corner or park. Voters may use a different mailing address than the address they are registered to vote. It’s safest for voters without a residence to use an address other than a PO box on the voter registration application.

    Voters who are victims of domestic violence, assault, or stalking may qualify to keep their address on their voter registration confidential. Learn more here.

    Voters with a past felony conviction may register to vote if they have completed their parole, supervision, or probation and are "off paper."

    Voters who are peace officers and certain government personnel may qualify to keep their address on their voter registration confidential. Learn more here
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How are voter registration lists maintained?
How are voter registration lists maintained?

After each Federal election, each county conducts registered voter “list maintenance”.

  • Registered voters who do not vote in two consecutive Federal Elections (which occur every two years) are removed from the list of registered voters.

On an ongoing basis:

  • Counties use reports from ERIC (https://ericstates.org/who-we-are/), provided by the Texas Secretary of State, to check voters who:
    • Have moved within the state
    • Have moved out of state
    • Have died
    • Have duplicate registrations in the state, and
    • Potentially are eligible to vote but are not registered.
  • Counties follow up with voters who are declared mentally incapacitated and voters who have duplicate registrations.
  • Counties send notices to those registered voters who had previously declared non-citizen status on a Department of Public Safety or Jury Duty form, in order that they can affirm their citizenship status.
  • Counties review weekly reports of convicted felons provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), as well as reports for felons who fulfill their obligations and come “off paper”. Once “off paper”, TDJC sends a notice to the ex-felon which includes a voter registration form.
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Learn more
Learn more

Learn more

Note: Information provided by the League of Women Voters is general information only and is not legal advice.

Call us if you have any voting questions or concerns.

election protection 866-our-vote
  • 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) English
  • 888-Ve-Y-Vota (839-8682) Spanish
  • 888-API-VOTE (888-274-8683) English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Bengali, Urdu, Hindi, and Tagalog
  • 844-YALLA-US (844-925-5287) Arabic
  • 301-818-VOTE (301-818-8683) American Sign Language (video call)
  • 888-796-VOTE Disability Rights Texas
Note: Information provided by the League of Women Voters is general information only and is not legal advice.
Quick link: lwvtexas.org/register-vote
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Primary Election
Primary Election
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How to be a Texas voter
How to be a Texas voter
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¡Cómo ser un votante en Texas!
¡Cómo ser un votante en Texas!
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Register to vote
Register to vote
Register to Vote - Learn all about registering to vote in Texas.
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Vote early
Vote early
Vote early - Learn the benefits of voting early, voting at any polling site, curbside voting, voting a limited ballot and more.
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Vote by mail
Vote by mail
Vote by Mail - Find the facts, how-to, and tips to make your vote count. 
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Voter ID
Voter ID
Voter ID in Texas -  FAQs and what to bring to the polls when you go vote.
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Sign up for voting reminders!
Sign up for voting reminders!
Text LWVTX to 80123 or Learn more
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Texas elections
Texas elections
Texas elections - Important election dates, calendars, tips and interesting facts about elections in Texas.
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Voters Guide & VOTE411
Voters Guide & VOTE411

The League's nonpartisan Voters Guide - Available online at VOTE411.org, as a pdf and in print before early voting for all statewide elections. 

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First-time Texas voters
First-time voters
First time Texas voters - Find tips to be a successful first time voter!
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Student voters
Student voters
Student Voters -Your votes matter! Find helpful tips to be a successful student voter!
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Military & overseas voters
Military & overseas voters
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Naturalized citizens
Naturalized citizens
Naturalized Citizen - You have a right to vote and participate fully in your democracy! Here's what you need to know to be a Texas voter.
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Voters with disabilities
Voters with disabilities

Voters with disabilities - Learn your rights, FAQs, and find resources.