First time voter in Texas?

First time voter in Texas?

an informed voter

Be a Texas voter for the first time!

Welcome to voting in Texas! There are three simple steps to voting.

1. Register to vote!

  • The deadline to register to vote for an election is 30 days before the election.
  • You can register to vote when you are 17 years and 10 months old
  •  If the effective date of registration on your voter registration card is on or before election day, you can vote any time during early voting.
    • NOTE: If you are eligible to early vote, but the election worker attempts to turn you away, ask to speak with the election judge or call election protection at 866-OUR-VOTE.
  • Fill out a voter registration form, sign it and mail or turn it in.  You should receive a voter registration form in the mail within 2 weeks! If you don't, check here to see if you are registered.
  • Texas does not have online voter registration!

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3. Go Vote! Sign up for voting and election reminder HERE

Texas Voter Information!

  • Sign up for Teach Me How to Texasa new email series from The Texas Tribune, in partnership with the League, aimed at helping Texans learn more about how government works.
  • Learn about the upcoming Texas election and the state and county officials' jobs.
  • Texas has 254 counties! Each county is responsible for voter registration, where to vote, when to vote, how to vote, what is on the ballot, how to become a Volunteer Deputy Registrar or an election worker. Get to know your county election website here. 
  • Texas does not have online voter registration! You must fill out, sign, mail or turn in a voter registration application. 
  • Voters in Texas have to show an ID to vote. Learn what ID to take when you go vote.
  • Mobile phones and tablets are prohibited in the voting booth, but the law allows you to take the printed ballot or Voters Guide with you. Go to to print your choices or to your county election website to print a sample ballot.
  • The Republican and Democratic Parties choose the candidates who run in the General Election  in the primary election. The Libertarian and Green Parties choose their candidates in party conventions. Texas has open primaries. That means that ALL Texas voters can participate in one of these events.

Give us a call if you have a question or concern.

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  • 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) English
  • 888-Ve-Y-Vota (839-8682) Spanish
  • 888-API-VOTE (888-274-8683) English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Bengali, Urdu, Hindi, and Tagalog
  • 844-YALLA-US (844-925-5287) Arabic
  • 301-818-VOTE (301-818-8683) American Sign Language (video call)
  • 888-796-VOTE Disability Rights Texas 


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