Voter Registration in Texas

Get registered and ready to vote in Texas! 

This page covers:

   Texas Voter Eligibility Requirements 
   Texas Voter Registration ID Requirements
➜   How to Register to Vote in Texas
   Frequently Asked Questions

Registering to vote is just the first step. Check Texas’ voter ID requirements and make sure you have the right ID to cast a ballot that counts.




Texas Voter Eligibility Requirements

You must register before you can vote in Texas.

You are eligible to vote in Texas if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • You are a citizen of the United States.
  • You are a resident of the Texas county where you register. 
  • You are 18 years of age on or before the date of the next general election. (Must be at least 17 years and 10 months to register.) 

You cannot register to vote in Texas if:

  • You have been convicted of a felony and your civil rights have not been restored.
  • You have been declared totally or partially incapacitated by a court of law.




Texas Voter Registration ID Requirements

To register to vote:

  • You must provide your driver’s license number or state ID number if you have one.
  • If you do not have either of these IDs, you can use the last 4 digits of your Social Security number (SSN).
  • If you do not have a Social Security number, then leave that space blank on your registration form.

If don’t provide any of these numbers or the state can’t match the number your provide to official records, you will have to show an accepted form of ID the first time you vote.


Frequently Asked Questions

No, Texas does not allow you to register and vote on the same day. 

Texas’s deadline to register for an upcoming election is 30 days before Election Day. 

If the deadline has passed, you can still submit a registration application. It will be processed for future elections.

You can check your voter information using this form. If you cannot find your information or something is incorrect, contact your county’s voter registration office.

We recommend that you check your voter information before each election’s voter registration deadline. This will give you time to submit a new registration if your information is missing or incorrect.  

You can also use the Texas Secretary of State’s website to check your registration and find your polling location.

Each state has its own laws about whether citizens with previous criminal convictions can vote.

To check your eligibility to register to vote in Texas use Restore Your Vote

You can also learn more by reading this blog post: Can People Convicted of a Felony Vote in the United States?

College students are allowed to vote using their Texas school residence address. You can decide if you prefer to register in your home state or in Texas if you attend school there. You may only be registered and vote in one location.

Student ID is not accepted for voting in Texas. You can find a full list of your ID options here.


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How to Register to Vote in Texas 

Texas does not offer online vote registration. 

You can register one of the following ways:

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