Voter Registration Deadline
You must be registered to vote 30 days before an upcoming election. There is no length of residency requirement before registering to vote in Texas.
Check your voter registration status at Am I Registered? or with your county voter registrar.
Who is eligible to 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.
How to register to vote
If you are a new Texas voter or new to the county, print and fill out the 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.
If you are already registered to vote and you moved or changed your name, you may update your voter registration online.
You will need your Texas drivers license or personal ID card, social security number, and your Voter Registration Card VUID (Voter Unique Identifier) number. If you do not have your VUID number, you can find it by putting in your name, county and date of birth here or by contacting your County Voter Registrar.
You may also update your voter registration when you update your driver's license online, or you may fill out a new paper voter registration application.
Voting a limited ballot
If you moved to a new county and missed the voter registration deadline, you may be eligible to vote a limited ballot at your county’s main voting location during the early voting period. The limited ballot application will also act as a voter registration application. Contact your county voter registration official for more information.
For college student voters living away from home, it is safest and easiest to register and vote at your college residence address.
Voters without a residence
For voters without a residence, in the space on the registration form for residence address, it’s safest to put the street address of an agency where you receive aid. In the space for mailing address, if you have one, put the P.O. Box where you receive your mail.