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Abbreviation: 
TX

Texas Early Voting

In person early voting is available to any registered voter in Texas beginning on the 17th day (12th day before a May election) before an election  - unless it's a weekend then early voting starts on Monday, and ending on the fourth day before Election Day. No excuse is needed to vote early in person. Early voting in person is conducted in the building that houses the office of the County Clerk or City Secretary, or in a place designated by the County Commissioners or City Council.

Texas Registration Deadline

There is no length of residency requirement before registering to vote in Texas. To vote in an upcoming election, the properly completed voter registration form must be postmarked 30 days before the upcoming election to be valid. In person registration must also be completed 30 days before an election.

Texas Provisional Voting

You are eligible to vote a provisional ballot if:

Texas ID Needed for Voter Registration

New voter application asks for one of three identification numbers - a Texas Driver's license number, personal ID number issued by the Texas Department of Safety or the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you do not have any of these, you are still eligible to register to vote, but you are required to provide proof of your identity at the polling place. Acceptable ID includes:

Texas Absentee Ballot Process

To qualify for an absentee ballot, you must be:

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 Provisions for Voters with Disabilities

If you have a sickness or physical condition that prevents you from voting without personal assistance or voting could negatively impact your health, you are eligible to vote using the early voting by mail materials on election day, at the main early voting polling place, or at your precinct polling place.

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 Voting Machines

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

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