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Texas

Abbreviation: 
TX

Texas Absentee Ballot Process

To qualify for an absentee ballot, you must be:

Texas Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in Texas you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • A resident of the county in which you intend to vote (See below for information if you have recently moved)
  • At least 18 years old (you may register at 17 years and 10 months)
  • Not convicted of a felony (unless your sentence is completed, including any probation or parole)
  • Not declared mentally incompetent by a court of law
  • Be registered 30 days before the election in which you plan to vote

If you have recently moved:

Texas ID Needed for Voter Registration

In order to register to vote in Texas you must include your Texas driver's license number or personal ID number issued by the Texas Department of public Safety on the application form. If you do not have either of these numbers you may provide the last four digits of your social security number on the form. If you don't have a social security number you must check the box stating you do not have this information

 

 

Texas Overseas and Military Voters

You are a Military or Overseas voter if you are in uniformed services, living overseas OR a spouse or dependant of a uniformed services voter. To get registered and vote, you can utilize Overseas Vote Foundation.

If you have additional questions about elections and voting overseas you can use our state specific elections official directory or contact the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Texas Candidate and Ballot Measure Information

Information on local, state and federal candidates and ballot measures may be available here.

To see a list of available races, visit the race index.

 

Texas Campaign Finance Information

For information on federal campaign contributions, please visit Open Secrets.

For information on state campaign contributions, please visit your state's resource.

Texas Voting Machines

The voting systems used in Texas are optical scan, DRE and paper ballots.

Texas Time off to Vote

Employers must grant employees paid leave to vote on Election Day, unless polls are open two hours before or after regular working shift.

Texas Polling Place Hours

On election day the polling place will be open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

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