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TCC Votes 2020: Voter Registration

Information about how to register to vote, eligibility, ID requirements, candidate information, what's on the ballot, and more.

Voter Registration

Age: At least 17 years and 10 months old (to register), and 18 years old by Election Day

Citizenship: Must be a U.S. citizen

ID Requirements:  All voters who register to vote in Texas must provide a Texas driver's license number or personal identification number issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety. If you don't have such a number, simply provide the last four digits of your social security number. If you don't have a social security number, you need to state that fact.

Residence: Must be a resident of the county in Texas where you submit the application

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

Out-of-state college students can either vote absentee in their home state or register to vote in Texas

Monday, October 5, 2020: Last day to register to vote

Texas does not offer election-day voter registration. Voters must register in person or by mail (postmarked) at least 30 days before an election.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020: First day of in-person early voting

Friday, October 23, 2020: Last day to apply for ballot by mail (Received, not Postmarked)

Friday, October 30, 2020: Last day of in-person early voting

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 (Election Day): Last day to receive ballot by mail at 7:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is not postmarked, OR Wednesday, November 4, 2020 (next business day after Election Day) at 5:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7:00 p.m. at the location of the election on Election Day (unless overseas or military voter deadlines apply.)

Mail-In Registration

 

In-Person Registration

 

Online Registration

There is no fully online procedure for registering to vote in Texas. You may print a voter registration application form and mail it in to the voter registrar in your county of residence.