Texas Election Information

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Registration Information

The deadline to register vote in Texas is: Received 30 days before the election.

You are eligible to register to vote if:

  • You are a United States citizen
  • You are a resident of the county where you submit the application
  • You are at least 18 years old on Election Day
  • You are not a convicted felon (you may be eligible to vote if you have completed your sentence, probation, and parole)
  • You have not been declared by a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be either totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote

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To check the status of your voter registration, click here.

When can I vote in Texas?

Early Voting Information

In-person early voting available? Yes
By mail early voting available? No


In person early voting is available beginning 17 days before most elections* and ending 4 days before Election Day.  You should contact your county clerk to find out where and when to go.

*If the 17th day falls on a weekend, early voting will commence the following Monday.  One other exception is May uniform elections - when the early voting period begins 12 days before the election.

You can request an absentee ballot by mail here - but ONLY if:

  • You will be away from your county on Election Day and during early voting;
  • You are sick or disabled;
  • You are 65 years of age or older on Election Day; or
  • You are confined in jail, but eligible to vote.

A mail ballot must be returned by 7 p.m. on Election Day or by the 5th day after Election Day if your ballot is submitted from outside the United States.

Voting Hours on Election Day

The polls are open from:

7:00am to 7:00pm

Please contact your state election office for additional voting information, or click here to learn more about voting absentee in your state.

Where do I vote?

Find out here.
For more information, contact your state election office.

What do you need to bring?

The following are acceptable types of ID to vote:

  • An unexpired* Texas driver’s license
  • An unexpired* Texas state personal ID card
  • An unexpired* U.S. Military ID card with a photo
  • An unexpired* U.S. Passport or a U.S. Citizenship Certificate with a photo 
  • An unexpired* License to carry a concealed handgun
*An expired ID may be used ONLY if the ID has expired within 60 days of the election.

Important Notes:

1. Voter Registration Certificates/Voter Registration Cards are NOT acceptable ID to vote in person, unless you receive a disability exemption.

2. Tribal IDs are NOT acceptable ID to vote in person.

For more information, contact your state election office.

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