Instructions for voting

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  • How To: Register to Vote

    Voter registration requirements and deadlines. Register to vote

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How to Register to Vote

Registration requirements

  • Be a US citizen
  • Be at least 17 years and 10 months to register, and be 18 by Election Day, Nov 6, to vote
  • Live at a Texas address
  • Not serving a sentence (including probation or parole) for a felony conviction
  • Not currently judged incompetent by a court

How to Vote

Vote early
Oct 24–Nov 4

Bring an accepted ID


Vote on Election Day
Nov 6

Polls are open 7 AM–7 PM. If you’re in line at your polling location by 7 PM, you’re allowed to vote.

Bring an accepted ID.


Who can vote early

All registered Texas voters are eligible to vote early in person.

Absentee ballot received by
November 6

Vote early
Oct 24–Nov 4

Bring an accepted ID

 
Vote on Election Day
November 6

Polls are open 7 AM–7 PM. If you’re in line at your polling location by 7 PM, you’re allowed to vote.

Bring an accepted ID

Voting requirements
  • Be registered to vote in Texas. Check if you’re registered to vote.
  • Be a US citizen
  • Be at 18 by Election Day, Nov 6
  • Live at a Texas address
  • Not be serving a sentence (including parole) for a felony conviction
  • Not have been determined by a court to be (1) totally mentally incapacitated; or (2) partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote

In person ID requirements

Bring one of the following. The ID must be current, or be expired for less than 4 years:

  • Texas driver license issued by the Department of Public Safety
  • Texas election ID certificate
  • Texas personal ID card
  • Texas license to carry a handgun
  • US military ID card with your photograph
  • US citizenship certificate containing your photograph (doesn’t need to be current)
  • US passport

If you don’t have any of these, you’ll need to (1) sign a sworn statement that there is a reason why you don’t have any of the IDs listed above, and (2) bring one of the following:

  • Valid voter registration certificate
  • Certified birth certificate
  • Current utility bill
  • Government check
  • Paystub or bank statement that includes your name and address
  • Copy of or original government document with your name and an address (original required if it contains a photograph).

Frequently Asked Questions