Register to Vote

Register to Vote

graphic with three women. Deadline to register to vote Oct. 5

 When is the last day to register to vote in Texas?

  • Oct. 5th is the last day to register to vote for the Nov. 3, 2020, General Election.
  • Applications must be at your county's Voter Registrar’s office or postmarked by Oct. 5th to vote in the General Election.

How to register to vote in Texas.

  1. Check your voter registration status at votetexas.gov
  2. Voters who move to a new address within the same county or changed your name while remaining in the same county, you can update your information online.
  3. New voters or voters who move to another county may use the League's VOTE411.org voter registration tool or print a voter registration application, fill out, sign, stamp and mail in or turn in to your county election office
  4. Voter registration applications are at your library, government offices, or high school! Fill it out, sign it, and mail it in! 
  5. No printer? No problem! You may fill out a voter registration application and have it mailed to you at register2vote.org your county voter registrar or from the Secretary of State here. 

Regístrese Para Votar at VoteTexas.gov

Update your voter registration if you have...

  • Moved?
  • Name change?
  • Not voted in the last four years?

Sign up for voting and election reminders

Fact:

  • You do not need to register before every election.
  • If you are not registered, you need to register 30 days before the election.
  • Your county voter registrar can help you with voter registration concerns.
  • If you are registered to vote, you will receive a new voter registration card in the mail every two years. If you move it will not be forwarded.
  • If your voter registration effective date is before the election day, you may vote any day during early voting.
  • Some voters qualify to keep their address on their voter registration confidential. Learn more here.

Who Can Register to Vote?

  • 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. 

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What if I show up to vote and I'm not on the list of registered voters? 

The Federal Help America Vote Act (HAVA) of 2002 provides for provisional voting if a voter’s name does not appear on the list of registered voters due to an administrative error. If your name is not on the rolls of registered voters in your precinct, but you believe you are registered, the election judge will attempt to determine if you are registered somewhere in your county.

If your registration cannot be found, you may cast a provisional vote by filling out an affidavit and a paper ballot. This ballot is kept separate from the regular ballots, and the case will be reviewed by the provisional voting ballot board. The ballot will be counted only if the voter is determined to be a registered voter in that precinct. Provisional voters will receive a notice in the mail by the tenth day after the local canvass advising them if their provisional ballots were counted and, if they were not counted, the reason why.

Call us if you have any voting questions or concerns?

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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