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TCC Votes: Voter Registration

How to register to vote in Texas

Voter Registration Information

Eligibility

  • Age: At least 17 years and 10 months old, and 18 years old by Election Day
  • Formerly incarcerated individuals: May be eligible to vote if not on parole, on probation, or in prison
  • Mental incapacitation: Cannot vote if declared by a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be either totally or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote
  • Citizenship: Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Residence: Must be a resident of the county in Texas where you submit the application
  • Out-of-state college students can either vote absentee in their home state or register to vote in Texas
  • Check to see if you are already registered.

For more information, please visit the Texas Secretary of State.

Deadlines

  • Last day to register to vote: Thursday, April 1, 2021
  • First day of early voting by personal appearance: Monday, April 19, 2021.
  • Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (application Received by county elections office, not Postmarked): Tuesday, April 20, 2021.
  • Last day of early voting by personal appearance: Tuesday, April 27, 2021.
  • Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail: Saturday, May 1, 2021 (election day) at 7:00 p.m. 
  • Guidelines
  • Election Calendar
  • Texas does not offer election-day voter registration. Voters must register in person or by mail (postmarked) at least 30 days before an election.

Mail-in registration

Printable forms (in English and Spanish).

Texas requires ID to vote. See tab: ID Requirements

Choosing a political party: You do not have to choose a political party affiliation when you register.

In-Person registration

You can also register in person at your county Voter Registrar's Office.

Updating registration      

To update registration after a move, name change, or other registration information change, submit a new voter registration form to your voter registrar. Alternatively, if you moved to a new location in the same county, you can submit an address change online.

Cancelling registration

The voter registrar in each county maintains the voter rolls. To remove someone from a voter roll, contact the local voter registrar

County Voter Registrar's offices.