League of Women Voters



Texas Election Dates

The next election is on Saturday, December 12, 2015 (Houston Run-Off Election). The registration deadline is Thursday, November 12, 2015.

Contact your local Board of Elections for information about 2015 local elections.


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 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 ID Needed for Voting

You will be required to show one of the following forms of photo identification at the polling location before you will be permitted to cast a vote.

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:


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Election Day Problems?

Call one of these hotlines:
1-866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)
1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)

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