Voting in Texas
Who represents me?
To be eligible to register in Texas:
- You must:be a U.S. citizen.
- You must be a resident of the county.
- You must be 18 years old (you may register at 17 years and 10 months.
- You can not be a convicted felon (unless a person's sentence is completed, including any probation or parole).
- You can not be declared mentally incapacitated by a court of law.
- You may register to vote at any time.
- You must complete a postage-free post card application and mail it, or take it in person to the voter registrar in your county. Applications are available at any post office.
- You must be at least 17 years and ten months of age on the date your application is submitted.
- Your application must be submitted 30 days before an election for you to be eligible to vote in that election.
- Your spouse, parent or child (acting as an agent) may complete and sign a voter registration application for you, provided that this person is a registered voter, or has applied for voter registration.
If any of the information on the application is incomplete, you will be notified and required to send a second application. The second application must be received by the Voter Registrar within 10 days.
You will receive a Voter Registration Certificate within 30 days. Check your certificate to make sure all information is correct. (If there is a mistake, immediately make corrections and return it to the registrar.) Present your certificate at the polling place on Election Day. You will receive a color-coded certificate every two years.
For more information or assistance, call 800-252-8683 or click on Voter Information.