TO BE ELIGIBLE TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN TEXAS, YOU MUST:
• be a U.S. citizen; be 18 years old (you may register at 17 years, 10 months); not be declared mentally incapacitated by a court of law;
• be a resident of the county (Under Texas law, a person is considered a county resident as soon as he or she establishes a permanent
residence within said county and has moved in.);
• not be a convicted felon (unless a person’s sentence is completed, including any probation or parole)
YOU MAY REGISTER TO VOTE AT ANY TIME:
• Complete a postage-free post card application and mail it, or take
it in person to the voter registrar in your county. Your registrar can be
found online at www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/voter/votregduties.
shtml. Applications are available at any post office, as well as your
local public library and at any other government office.
• You can also register to vote online at www.votexas.org, as well
as gain a wealth of other information on the Texas voting process.
• 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 of notification.
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. Check
your local newspaper on the Saturday before the election
for the address of the polling place for your precinct and,
on election day, arrive there between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. to
cast your ballot.
For more information or assistance, call 800-252-8683 or got to www.votetexas.gov.