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Basic Federal Government Overview

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Voter Registration Guide

This will enable persons to know how to registrar to vote, and other useful information.

Register To Vote

To vote in Texas, you must be registered. Simply pick up a voter registration application, fill it out, and mail it at least 30 days before the election date. Get your application here.

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 17 years and 10 months old, and you are 18 years of age on 
    Election Day.
  • You are not a convicted felon (you may be eligible to vote if you have completed your sentence, probation, and parole); and
  • 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.

Are you already registered?

To confirm your voter registration status, you may select one of three methods to perform a search:

  • Your Texas driver’s license number, if you provided it when you applied for voter registration;
  • Your Voter Unique Identifier (VUID), which appears on your voter registration certificate;
  • Your first and last name.

More information can be obtained from
Texas Secretary of State

P.O. Box 12060
Austin, Texas 78711-2060
Toll-free: 800.252.VOTE(8683)
Local: 512.463.5650
Fax: 512.475.2811

Need to File an Election Complaint?
Let us know (PDF)

Encourages Young Adults to become active in the electoral process.

SO Assistant Director of Library Services